Wisconsin Congressman On Major Policy Topics, What Gets Left Behind When Young People Depart Rural Communities

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We ask Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan (D-Kenosha) about how Congress is looking at issues of immigration, infrastructure and guns. Then a journalist and author shares some of her experience and reflection on leaving a small town.

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  • What Choosing To Leave Your Rural Roots Can Mean For Community

    A new book explores what it means to feel connected to a place, and why the rootedness that was once ingrained in farm towns and rural communities gave way to many young people choosing to leave as young adults. We talk to the author abut her own experience of small town life and death, and what lessons we can learn.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Grace Olmstead Guest

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