Wisconsin’s Abortion Laws, Country Music’s Relationship With Alcohol, The History Of The Family Road Trip

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Country musician Kenny Chesney also owns Blue Chair Bay Rum. Tortuga Music Festival (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The potential of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade has many focusing on a dormant abortion ban in Wisconsin. We find out whether it could take effect in the wake of federal changes. Alcohol has commonly been part of the country music experience for a long time, whether that be drinking at shows or lyrics referencing alcohol. We talk to a guest about how attitudes towards alcohol are changing, including musicians creating their own alcohol brands. We also hear from the writer of a new book all about family road trips and we take a look at a top news story.

Featured in this Show

  • Supreme Court Shift Puts Focus On Wisconsin's Past Abortion Laws

    The prospect of the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade has many states looking back at abortion laws that were in effect before the decision. Here in Wisconsin, a law criminalizing abortion is getting renewed focus. We find out what it says and whether it could be put back in place if abortion protections were rolled back on the federal level.

  • Country Music's Changing And Lucrative Relationship With Alcohol

    Alcohol has been a prominent part of country music for decades, but in recent years it’s becoming more common and lucrative. We discuss how attitudes about booze are changing within songs and how musicians are cashing in.

  • Are We There Yet? A Look At The Family Road Trip

    Whether it was riding in the station wagon backseat with an obnoxious older brother or checking out quirky roadside attractions, the “Great American Road Trip” was a pop culture icon of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. We examine the history of the family road trip and share stories about life on the road.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Mark Sommerhauser Guest
  • Emily Yahr Guest
  • Richard Ratay Guest

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