Memoir of a farmworker labor activist, Touring Wisconsin’s food culture

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A farm with a white exterior can be seen behind rows and rows of green corn stalks.
Rows of crops grow near a farm in Lafayette County on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Angela Major/WPR

We explore the memoir of Wisconsin labor leader, activist and author Jesús Salas. Then, we talk with a Midwestern chef about the ancestral roots of local food culture.

Featured in this Episode

  • Leader of Wisconsin farmworker union reflects on activism

    A memoir from labor leader and activist Jesús Salas documents the rise of Wisconsin’s first farmworker’s union. The author joins us to discuss the legacy of this union. Original air date: Jan. 17, 2024

  • Touring regional food culture with Midwestern chef and author

    Do you have a favorite beer brat recipe for tailgates and Oktoberfest parties? The book “Midwestern Food” dives into the culinary history of the region. We talk with the author about the ancestral roots of Midwest food culture. Original air date: Oct. 13, 2023

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jesús Salas Guest
  • Paul Fehribach Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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