Wisconsin’s Attorney General Race, Wisconsin Couple Makes Travel Podcast, A Short History Of Drunkeness

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Klondyke Dance Hall and Saloon in Seattle, Washington 1909
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Overshadowed by high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate, Wisconsin residents will be voting for attorney general. We look at the latest developments in the race. In addition, for a variety of reasons, drinking has been part of nearly every civilization and culture on earth for a long time, going back to our primate ancestors. We talk to the author of a new book that dives into the history of those who drank before us. We also hear from a Wisconsin couple who are traveling the nation to find good coffee, good community and create a podcast.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At The Race For Wisconsin Attorney General

    Much of the focus of Wisconsin’s fall elections is on the races for governor and U.S. Senate, but there’s also a competitive statewide race for attorney general. We take a look at the contest between Republican incumbent Brad Schimel and his Democratic challenger Josh Kaul.

  • Wisconsin Couple Podcasting Their Way Through America's Coffee Shops

    A love for coffee and a recent retirement is taking one Wisconsin couple on a podcasting journey through America’s coffee shops. We find out where they’re traveling, and what people have told them about coffee, politics, and community.

  • How Cultures Have Gotten Drunk Throughout The Ages

    If you’ve ever gotten drinks after work for happy hour, you’re probably not thinking that you’re continuing a tradition that dates back to our early ancestors. We talk to the author of “A Short History of Drunkenness” who says you are, and tells us all about drinking throughout the ages.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Todd Richmond Guest
  • Dan McGarry Guest
  • Linda McGarry Guest
  • Mark Forsyth Guest

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