Voter Roll Lawsuit, Orion Star Could Explode, Oldies Of The Future

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The Betelgeuse star is showing signs of an impending supernova. We talk with an astronomer about what’s happening. A music writer also joins us to talk about which songs from today will show up on oldies stations in the future. Plus, the latest on the case of purged voter registrations in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • An Update On Registration Status Of 200,000 Wisconsin Voters

    Following a court order to remove more than 200,000 people from the state’s voter rolls, the Wisconsin Elections Commission remains deadlocked over how to proceed. We look at the controversy and how it may ultimately be resolved.

  • Is Orion Star On The Verge Of Exploding?

    One of the stars in the Orion constellation has been acting kind of weird lately. Now astronomers think Betelgeuse may soon blow up in a supernova – and we might get to see it. We talk about what makes this star so impressive and how its millions of years run could come to an end.

  • Oldies of the Future: What Gives a Song Staying Power?

    Imagine turning your radio to the oldies station in 2050. What songs will you be listening to? We talk about what makes a song a lasting success with a writer who studies the hits.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Chris Janssen Guest
  • Chris Mulanphy Guest

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