Wisconsin pine barrens, McCarthy ousted as Speaker

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Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy speaks during an event at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, April 17, 2023.
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We talk to the author of a new book exploring Wisconsin’s pine barrens landscape. Then, a political scientist helps explain how Kevin McCarthy was ousted as Speaker of the House.

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  • Human and natural history collide in this unique Wisconsin ecosystem

    Northwestern Wisconsin is home to a globally rare and unusual ecosystem that you’ve probably never seen before: the oak-pine barrens. But the habitat found in the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area is not an untouched natural landscape—in fact, humans have played an integral role in shaping it for centuries. We talk to the author of a new book about the history and ecology of one of Wisconsin’s most unique wildlife areas.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Dave Peters Guest

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