Hearing loss in rural America, Ability ambassadors, Coffee as an artform

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Photo courtesy of "The New Art of Coffee: From Morning Cup to Caffeine Cocktail," by Ryan Castelaz.
An artisanal coffee from “The New Art of Coffee: From Morning Cup to Caffeine Cocktail” by Ryan Castelaz.

We talk about hearing loss and a new study showing its prevalence in rural areas. Then, a leader of The Alumni Resource Center and a pair of ability ambassadors overview a project to promote workplace accessibility. Then, we hear from the author of “The New Art of Coffee: From Morning Cup to Caffeine Cocktail” about their new book and crafting artisanal coffee drinks.

Featured in this Episode

  • New research shows rural Americans more likely to suffer hearing loss

    A new study from the University of Chicago finds hearing loss is more common in rural than urban areas. The lead author of the study breaks down this research. Then, an audiologist from Waupaca tells us why Americans in rural areas often experience hearing loss and what should be done to help.

  • Ability ambassadors advocate for better treatment of disabled employees

    Ability ambassadors teach businesses and corporations how to make the workplace more accessible and comfortable for disabled employees. The CEO of The Alumni Resource Center, the Wisconsin-based nonprofit that oversees the project, explains its mission.

  • Wisconsin coffee shop owner gets creative in new book about the art of coffee

    Ryan Castelaz considers himself a liquid storyteller empowering baristas to push creative expression while making espresso. The Wisconsin coffee shop owner’s new book, “The New Art of Coffee,” dives into the “Fourth Wave” of roasted bean creations. Original air date: Jan. 8, 2024

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • David Rein Guest
  • Becky Franz Guest
  • Dedra Hafner Guest
  • Emily Savage Guest
  • Taylor Petrusky Guest
  • Ryan Castelaz Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director

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