Wisconsin News Roundup, Set List, “First Dads”

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We take a look at the biggest news stories of the week in our state. On this week’s edition of Set List, Duluth, Minnesota’s Charlie Parr shares the heart and soul Of American roots music. And as we start Fathers’ Day weekend, we look at American presidents and their role as dads.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For June 17, 2016

    The Government Accountability Board did not hire any outside invetigaros for the past two years. We’ll find out why. A state news editor talks Native American health gaps, how Governor Walker responded to low approval ratings and more on our Wisconsin News Roundup.

  • Duluth's Charlie Parr Embodies The Living History Of American Roots Music

    Armed with a 12-string guitar and a dobro, Duluth’s Charlie Parr recently stopped by the WPR studio to play songs, and reveal how he went from playing Black Sabbath covers in a garage to writing the heartfelt folk songs he’s made a living on.

    Video highlights and audio of the artist’s entire performance in WPR’s Buck studio.

  • How Presidents Have Parented Since The Founding Of The United States

    Every man who has held the office of the President has been a father–either biological of adoptive–since the founding of the United States. Author Joshua Kendall joins us to talk about the lives of the Presidents and how their politics and parenting intersected.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Charlie Parr Guest
  • Joshua Kendall Guest

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