Conserving the Midwest prairie, Milwaukee prosecutor reflects on career, Spotlight on Wisconsin songwriters

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Rush Creek State Natural Area
Rush Creek State Natural Area. Photo courtesy of Eric Epstein

In response to a listener request, we discuss conservation efforts in the Upper Midwest with The Prairie Enthusiasts. Then, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm explains why he declined to run for reelection after 17 years in the job. Then, two Wisconsin songwriters discuss their processes for making music and offer advice.

Featured in this Episode

  • The Prairie Enthusiasts detail conservation efforts

    A nonprofit committed to the protection and management of native prairie and savanna spaces in the Upper Midwest is called The Prairie Enthusiasts. We discuss the organization’s efforts in response to a listener request.

  • Milwaukee prosecutor to step aside after 17 years

    In January, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced he would not run for reelection at the end of his term. Chisholm tells us why he’s stepping aside and reflects on his 17-year tenure.

  • The art and practice of songwriting

    Two Wisconsin singer-songwriters share their creative processes and offer advice to others who want to share their stories and emotions through music. Beth Kille, a Madison musician and songwriting instructor, is joined by Katie Dahl, a Door County folk singer and playwright.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Debra Behrens Guest
  • Dan Carter Guest
  • John Chisholm Guest
  • Beth Kille Guest
  • Katie Dahl Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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