Talking 211 with the United Way of Dane County, Milwaukee’s upcoming mayoral election, Sightings of snowy owls

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A snowy owl perches atop the large marble orb of the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain at the entrance Union Station in Washington, late Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First, we speak with the Dane County United Way’s CEO about 2-1-1 and increased need during the pandemic. Then, we continue our interview series with Milwaukee mayoral candidates with candidate Michael Sampson. Finally, we chat with an ecologist who has been tracking snowy owls for decades.

Featured in this Show

  • Dane County United Way CEO talks 211, pandemic needs

    American Family Insurance announced last week that they are donating $5 million to the United Way of Dane County. We speak with the President and CEO of the organization about what United Way plans to do with the donation and the need they’ve seen throughout the pandemic.

  • Milwaukee mayor candidate interviews: Michael Sampson

    On Feb. 15, voters will narrow the field of candidates seeking to become Milwaukee’s next mayor. As part of a series of conversations before the primary election, we speak with Michael Sampson about his candidacy.

  • Sighting the snowy owl

    This winter in Wisconsin is known as an irruption year for snowy owls. The state has seen an increased number of sightings with more than 140 as of January, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. We speak with a snowy owl expert who’s been tracking and monitoring the arctic native for decades.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Renee Moe Guest
  • Michael Sampson Guest
  • David Brinker Guest

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