Indigenous food delivery program expands, US Senate candidate interview

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Tossing wild rice
A student tosses wild rice in a birchbark basket during a process called “winnowing,” which uses the wind to help remove the hulls from the rice before it’s cooked, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Cass Lake, Minn. Jessie Wardarski/AP Photo

A delivery program supplying Wisconsin tribes with Indigenous food has more than doubled its output in the last two years. We speak with two of the program leaders. Then, we continue our conversations with midterm candidates and speak with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.

Featured in this Show

  • Exploring the Tribal Elder Food Box Program

    The Tribal Elder Food Box Program was launched last year to provide healthy, indigenous foods to tribal elders throughout Wisconsin. The program provided 10,800 food boxes last year and is set to provide around 25,000 in 2022. We speak with two people involved in the program to learn more.

  • Interview with US Senate candidate Ron Johnson

    Republican Ron Johnson is seeking his third term in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 8, when he faces Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. We speak with Johnson about his goals for the position. A note: Both candidates were offered equal airtime. However, Barnes accepted a shorter amount of time.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Gary Besaw Guest
  • Kara Black Guest
  • Ron Johnson Guest

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