How dollar stores contribute to food deserts, Wisconsin poetry, A bucket list for visiting the Wisconsin Dells

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View of Dells area from a kayak. Photo courtesy of Melanie Radzicki McManus

A researcher explains how dollar stores might make things worse for communities with limited access to nutritious, fresh foods. Then, Wisconsin poets reflect on the complexities of writing poetry. Then, a local author discusses her book, “100 Things to do in the Wisconsin Dells Before You Die.”

Featured in this Episode

  • Dollar stores could limit access to produce in some areas

    Several dollar stores have recently opened throughout Wisconsin as Dollar General continues with plans to open more than 1,000 locations nationwide this year. We speak with a researcher who finds dollar stores may harm independent grocers and reduce access to fresh produce. Original air date: Oct. 10, 2023

  • The art of poetry

    We speak with a panel of Wisconsin poets and artists about how to approach the complex writing of poetry. Original air date: Feb. 1, 2024

  • A Wisconsin Dells bucket list

    The “Waterpark Capital of the World” offers tourists more than waterslides, says journalist and Wisconsin author Melanie Radzicki McManus. We ask McManus about her picks in the new book, “100 Things to do in the Wisconsin Dells Before You Die.” Original air date: Nov. 8, 2023

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Matthew Osborne Guest
  • Antonio Vargas-Nieto Guest
  • R.B. Simon Guest
  • Melanie Radzicki McManus Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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