Public Service Commission leader steps down, Pelican River Forest conservation, Wisconsin poetry

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Utility lines are seen on Oct. 6, 2021, in Pownal, Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/AP File Photo

The state Public Service Commission’s chairperson is set to step down from the regulatory agency. We discuss the public utilities landscape. Then, we explore new steps to preserve the Pelican River Forest in northern Wisconsin. Then, a panel of Wisconsin poets reflect on the complexities of writing poetry.

Featured in this Episode

  • Public Service Commission leader to leave after 5 years

    Rebecca Cameron Valcq is set to leave her position as chair of the Public Service Commission. She has held the position for five years. We speak with the outgoing chair about why she’s leaving and her accomplishments.

  • Conservation easement approved for the Pelican River Forest

    The 67,000-acre Pelican River Forest near Rhinelander will be established and preserved despite the objections of  Republican lawmakers, who blocked using $4 million from the state Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

  • The art of poetry

    We speak with a panel of Wisconsin poets and artists about how to approach the complex writing of poetry. 

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Rebecca Cameron Valcq Guest
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Antonio Vargas-Nieto Guest
  • R.B. Simon Guest
  • Emily Igwike Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director