Wisconsin bucket list, Dependence and self-reliance

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Kari Hagenow, a land steward and conservation project manager at The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin, uses binoculars to find birds Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Wyalusing State Park in Bagley, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We talk to an author about their book of the best things to do in Wisconsin. Then, a journalist looks at the societal pressures of self-reliance versus relying on other people.

Featured in this Show

  • What should be on your Wisconsin bucket list

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

  • American self-reliance can steer us wrong. Can the 'art of dependence' take its place?

    Self-reliance and “bootstrapping” are ingrained in American culture, but our guest says they can have negative personal and societal consequences. She talks about why and how we can encourage more cooperation and independence in our lives.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Dannelle Gay Guest
  • Alissa Quart Guest

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