Update On Wisconsin Food Insecurity, Being More Real In A Digital Age, Remembering Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson

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Family meal kits packaged for families in the Duluth-Superior area.
Family meal kits were put together and delivered to families for Thanksgiving in place of an annual community buffet. Photo courtesy of Monica Hendrickson

Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, died on Saturday at the age of 87. We talk for former Gov. Jim Doyle about her life and legacy. Two food bank leaders tell us what they’re seeing in terms of demand from people who are experiencing food insecurity — and whether anything has changed by this point in the pandemic. Then our guest has advice on being more meaningfully present with each other, despite the virtual atmosphere drawing people’s attention in a million different directions.

Featured in this Show

  • An Update On Food Insecurity And Assistance During The Pandemic

    Food pantries around Wisconsin have seen an increased demand during the pandemic, as many people experience food insecurity for the first time. We check in with the heads of two regional food banks about what’s happening in their area, and what kind of assistance is available.

  • Understanding Who We Are In An Increasingly Online World

    So much of our lives are spent online viewing other’s online profiles and expressing and showing a version of ourselves. We talk to the author of a new book about our identity online versus “IRL” and the digital search for meaning.

  • Shirley Abrahamson, Long-Time Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, Dies At 87

    Shirley Abrahamson was the longest-serving Justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and was the first women to serve as the court’s Chief Justice. She retired from the court in 2019. She died on Saturday at the age of 87 from pancreatic cancer. We speak with former-Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle about her life and legacy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Michelle Orge Guest
  • Nancy Renkes Guest
  • Jim Doyle Guest

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