Walking and rural walkability, Divisions in the GOP

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A man in winter clothing walks on a sidewalk flanked by snow.
A pedestrian wears a face mask while walking on a sidewalk Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Milwaukee. Angela Major/WPR

Humming while you walk could be a boost for your health. We talk about some of the unique benefits from specific types of walking with the author of a new book on the activity. And a Marquette researcher tells us why a lot of rural Wisconsin towns are more walkable than suburbs. And a political scientist breaks down some of the tensions playing out in the national and state Republican party.

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    We learn some different ways to think about the activity — and benefits — of walking. Then a researcher shares the results of data he analyzed looking at the walkability of rural Wisconsin towns.

  • GOP divisions over the 2020 election, January 6 insurrection

    The Republican National Committee recently sanctioned two Republican members of Congress, and deemed the January 6 insurrection “legitimate political discourse.” We look at the divide over those moves in the GOP, and talk about divisions that remain among Wisconsin Republicans over the 2020 election.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Annabel Streets Guest
  • John D. Johnson Guest
  • Susan Johnson Guest

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