Taiwan and China, Old World Wisconsin brewing, Mount Horeb trolls

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In this March 18, 2021, file photo, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, second from right, joined by national security adviser Jake Sullivan, right, speaks while facing Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi, second from left, and China’s State Councilor Wang Yi, left, at the opening session of U.S.-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Frederic J. Brown/AP Photo

We talk to a political science professor about the role Taiwan plays in relations between the U.S. and China. Then, we talk to the brewmaster at Old World Wisconsin about brewing beer. Later, our WHYsconsin project answers a question about the Norwegian culture of Mount Horeb.

Featured in this Show

  • Taiwan's role in U.S.-China relations, explained

    An expert explains tensions over U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan next month, China’s advances towards the Taiwan Strait, and what it all means for U.S.-China relations.

  • WHYsconsin: Norwegian culture and trolls in Mount Horeb

    A folklore expert — and longtime Mount Horeb resident — answers a WHYsconsin question about the Wisconsin village’s Norwegian cultural roots, and its thing for trolls.

    This segment was inspired by an audience question as part of the WHYsconsin project. Submit your question at wpr.org/WHYsconsin and we might answer it in a future story.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Roselyn Hsueh Guest
  • Jim Leary Guest
  • Tim Peterson Interviewer

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