How to avoid probate court, History through the lens of objects

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A gavel in a courtroom.
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A Madison-based attorney offers advice for end-of-life planning. Then, we examine an effort to chronicle state history through objects, such as doorbells and heirloom ornaments.

Featured in this Episode

  • How estate planning can help families avoid probate court

    Difficult conversations about what should happen to money and property after death can prevent difficult legal circumstances for family members and other beneficiaries. Attorney Chantelle Ringe explains why estate planning is preferable to probate court. Original air date: Jan. 30, 2024

  • Understanding Wisconsin history through objects

    The public art project Wisconsin 101 is a platform that tells the history of the state through hundreds of objects. For free, people can read about an 1800s ballot box or the 1970s bra flag. We hear from one of the co-founders on the unique perspective of history through objects. Original air date: Jan. 16, 2024

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Chantelle Ringe Guest
  • Tom Broman Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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