How Americans feel about tipping, Making tasty drinks without alcohol, What your cat is trying to say

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A cat lounges on the furniture
A cat lounges on the furniture. Royce Podeszwa/WPR

We explore tipping culture in the United States. Then, we learn about the renaissance in non-alcoholic cocktails. Then, we explore a scientist’s journey uncovering how wildcats became domesticated and part of our Wisconsin families.

Featured in this Episode

  • Tech expands how often consumers are asked to tip

    People who have worked tipped wage jobs are more likely to tip frequently and in higher amounts, according to Pew research. We talk with an assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management about the tipping culture in the United States. Original air date: Dec. 6, 2023

  • How to make great mixed drinks without alcohol

    The market for nonalcoholic beverages is expected to top $1 trillion in coming years. A partner at the hybrid bar Agency explains what makes a great nonalcoholic mixed drink. Original air date: Jan. 22, 2024

  • Domestic feline communication

    What does it mean when your cat meows at you? We talk with author Sarah Brown about her book, “The Hidden Language of Cats: How They Have us at Meow,” for a perspective on how our feline friends communicate with us and each other. Original air date: Dec. 1, 2023

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Cortney Norris Guest
  • Kat Doughty Guest
  • Sarah Brown Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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