Talking Block Parties, Updates To Hardiness Zones Maps, The Week In Washington

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How well do you know your neighbors? Maybe a block party is in order. We look at a model connecting people in Appleton. Then we discuss new hardiness zones maps with a Wiscontext reporter. And we look at the week in Washington including how climate change figures into the 2020 presidential race.

Featured in this Show

  • Appleton Block Party Connecting Neighbors And Providing Resources

    For the past three years, Appleton’s “Unity in the Community” block party has brought neighbors together and connected people with different services in the area. We talk with the man behind the event and ask how you get to know the people in your community.

  • What Changes In Planting Times Tell Us About Climate Change

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s hardiness zone maps have helped gardeners know when they can start planting after the winter cold for decades. We talk to a WisContext editor about the history of the maps, and how climate change is affecting them.

  • This Week In Washington – June 5, 2019

    Two Democratic presidential hopefuls rolled out green energy plans this week. We talk about how climate change is figuring into the 2020 race. We also discuss President Trump using new tariffs to pressure Mexico to limit immigration, and check in on other top political stories.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Eric Allen Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Daniel Newhauser Guest
  • Lauren Gambino Guest
  • Dean Knetter Interviewer

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