Why We Swim, Drilling Laws, Guides For Conversation On Race

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Sun Prairie gas explosion
The scene after a July 2018 explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, WI. Todd Richmond/AP Photo

Having conversations about race can be difficult. We learn about a Fox Valley group’s free guides to help us know where to start. We also discuss the upsides of swimming and why humans are drawn to the water. Plus, a look at Wisconsin’s drilling laws since a deadly explosion in Sun Prairie in 2018.

Featured in this Show

  • What's Behind The Human Attraction To Water And Swimming

    A writer and swimmer discusses her new book that waxes philosophical and anthropological about why people get into bodies of water and swim.

  • Two Years After Sun Prairie Explosion, Wisconsin Has Few Regulations On Drillers

    A man died in July 2018 when drillers failed to follow policies and struck a gas line, causing an explosion. A reporter explains that the same drillers are operating in Wisconsin, and the state has few restrictions on direct drilling.

  • Free Conversation Guides To Discussing Racism

    A community development group in the Fox Cities is releasing conversation guides for better understanding and having compassion around race. We talk with a leader of the initiative.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Bonnie Tsui Guest
  • Parker Schorr Guest
  • Kimberly Barrett Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer

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