Week In Washington, Folk Schools, Preserving Folk Culture

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Wisconsin is seeing a boom in folk schools. We find out what they’re teaching and why they’re becoming more popular. We also talk with one of the state’s preeminent folklorists about his work to preserve culture that could otherwise be forgotten. A Washington reporter also joins us to talk about the biggest stories in national politics.

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    After he was accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenage girls while in his 30s, key Republicans in Washington are abandoning Alabama Republican Roy Moore, who is running for Senate. We take a look at that and more in our Week in Washington segment.

  • Wisconsin Folk Schools Are Doing Well

    The concept of folk schools originally comes from Scandinavian culture. With strong northern European influences in the Upper Midwest, they have been a fixture in the region for decades. And thanks to growing public interest, they are thriving. We talk with staffers of one of the longest-running folk schools in the state, and of one of the newest.

  • The Importance Of Preserving Folk Culture In Wisconsin

    Preserving Wisconsin’s folk culture has been the passion of our guest, who was recently recognized for his work with a lifetime achievement award. We talk about the honor, as well as the latest projects he’s been working on.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Scott Wong Guest
  • Simon Stumpf Guest
  • Terri Van Orman Guest
  • Jim Leary Guest

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