Minor league struggles, Insurance through the ages

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A 2019 photo of the Atlantic League All-Star minor league baseball game in York, Pa.
In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Ron Besaw, right, operates a laptop computer as home plate umpire during the Atlantic League All-Star minor league baseball game in York, Pa. Julio Cortez/AP Photo

We learn about the difficult situations minor league baseball players live under during the season and an effort to improve their conditions. Then, we talk with an insurance executive about the changes the industry has gone through over his company’s 100-plus years in business.

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    Playing professional baseball is a dream job for many. But an aspiring pitcher from Wisconsin discovered that chasing that dream means getting by on a few thousand dollars a year and crappy living arrangements. We talk about an effort to improve working conditions for minor league ball players.

  • Church Mutual Insurance celebrates 125 years

    Founded in Merrill, Wisconsin in 1897, Church Mutual Insurance has faced a number of changes over its 125 years in the insurance industry. We talk with the company’s CEO about those challenges, its corporate structure and pandemic relief efforts.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Steven Potter Technical Director
  • Simon Rosenblum-Larson Guest
  • Richard Poirier Guest

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