Wisconsin bucket list, Baby names, Blood donations

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A boat tour on the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin Dells
A Wisconsin River boat tour in Wisconsin Dells. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau

An investigative journalist takes us behind the scenes of the blood donation industry. We also look at the latest trends in baby names. Plus, an author shares some of the 100 things we should do in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Episode

  • Starting your own Wisconsin bucket list

    A Madison author and chef shares suggestions from a new book of things to do around Wisconsin before you die.

  • The top baby name trends from last year

    Baby name expert Laura Wattenberg has been tracking trends in naming for years. She shares the most popular names of the last year…along with unique names coming onto the scene, and the rise of four short nicknames for boys. Plus–is Robert due for a comeback?

  • The economics of blood donations

    The American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage in January. We explore why the blood industry functions based on donation and how that affects patients in need.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dannelle Gay Guest
  • Judson Edwards Guest
  • Laura Wattenberg Guest
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director

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