Veterans Home Settlement, Former Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Swedish Death Cleaning

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One of Wisconsin’s former poet laureates is out with a new collection of poetry. He talks about the direction his work is taking and how the state shapes his writing. A settlement has been reached in a civil suit against the troubled King Veterans Home in Tomah. A WPR reporter shares the details. We also learn about Swedish death cleaning, a method of tidying up that emphasizes getting rid of unneeded household items.

Featured in this Show

  • Death At Tomah VA Hospital Ends In Settlement

    The federal government has settled for $2.3 million with a the family of a WIsconsin Marine who died at the Tomah Veterans Administration hospital. We’ll get the details, and an update on conditions at the facility.

  • Former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Shares New Poems

    Former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin Max Garland joins us to share some poems for his new collection of poetry, “The Word We Used For It.”

  • Swedish Death Cleaning

    There’s a new Scandinavian concept that encourages you to declutter your life now, so no one else has to do it after you pass away. We’ll find out more about Swedish death cleaning.

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Episode Credits

  • J. Carlisle Larsen Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Hope Kirwan Guest
  • Max Garland Guest
  • Melinda Gustafson Gervasi Guest

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