Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Results, Lights Off To Save A Life, Why Home Cooking Can’t Solve All Our Problems

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Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judges Brian Hagedorn, left, and Lisa Neubauer, right, debate at the State Bar Center in Madison on Friday, March 15, 2019. Shawn Johnson/WPR

Now that voters have weighed in, we break down the results of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election. We also find out how turning lights off during periods of high energy consumption can actually save lives. And, while home cooking is often offered up as a solution to many of society’s problems, our guest sociologists say not so fast. We hear about the issues many Americans face while trying to heed the call to cook healthy meals at home.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin's Spring 2019 Election Results Roundup

    Wisconsinites cast their votes Tuesday to pick the newest state Supreme Court justice, and a host of other local elected offices. We break down the highlights with WPR’s state capitol reporter.

  • Another Great Reason To Limit Energy Consumption

    New research out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that turning off lights during periods of high energy consumption can save hundreds of lives each year.

  • Is Home Cooking Always The Answer To Life's Problems?

    Gathering as a family around the table for a home cooked meal is often held up as a remedy to many of our problems. We’re told that we’ll all be happier and healthier after enjoying a made-from-scratch dinner, but our guests say that ideal puts intense pressure on families, and doesn’t confront the real inequalities in our food system. We unpack the home cooking dilemma that many families face and what other solutions might look like.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Tracey Holloway Guest
  • Sarah Bowen Guest
  • Joslyn Brenton Guest

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