Wisconsin News Roundup, History Of Astronaut Food, Leftovers And The Economy

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Your fridge might be full of leftovers after Thanksgiving, and one writer explored how earlier generations viewed their reheated meals. Our guest discusses the intertwined history of economics and leftovers. We also get the latest on the state’s biggest headlines this week, and learn about the evolution of astronaut food.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For November 27, 2015

    A news editor joins us to discuss a federal decision on Wisconsin abortion law, the deer hunting season numbers, and other major stories from around the state this week.

  • The Evolution Of Food For Astronauts

    Discover Magazine just included a feature about the food astronauts eat…and how that food has evolved over time…in their latest issue. We talk to the author about astronaut food.

  • How We View Leftovers

    How differenet generations view leftovers has a lot to do with economic conditions, but moral imperatives play a role as well. We talk with a cultural historian about the history of leftover food in America.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Christian Millman Guest
  • Helen Veit Guest

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