Local health care group partners with Ohio company, Junior Iditarod mushers, Seeking show ideas

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Morgan Martens, 17, of Brule, Wis., has garnered a top-three finish in the last several years. He won his first-ever Jr. Iditarod in 2021. (Julia Redington/Northern Wonders Photography)

The head of a Wisconsin-based health insurance cooperative talks about plans to partner with an Ohio-based company. Then, we hear from two Junior Iditarod mushers about their experiences in this year’s race. Then, “The Morning Show” invites listeners to offer ideas for future programs.

Featured in this Episode

  • Health insurance co-op aims to partner with Ohio company

    Brookfield-based Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative is one of three remaining nonprofit health insurance cooperatives in the United States. The company recently announced plans to partner with Ohio-based CareSource. The CEO of the cooperative joins us.

  • Wisconsin teens reflect on competing in Junior Iditarod

    We talk with Morgan Martens, 17, and Makenna Vanderhoof, 16, about competing in this year’s Junior Iditarod race held in Alaska. Martens, who lives in northern Wisconsin, finished second place in the roughly 150-mile race. Plus, we hear from a race organizer.

  • What should we talk about next?

    We revisit conversations from “The Morning Show” and invite listeners to share their ideas for future programs.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Cathy Mahaffey Guest
  • Makenna Vanderhoof Guest
  • Morgan Martens Guest
  • Emily Krol Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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