UW-Madison research milestone, Bridge closure, Union decertified, Assisted living, Margarine history, Miss Snowflake

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The Black Hawk Bridge.
The Black Hawk Bridge crossing the Mississippi River into Lansing, Iowa. Franjklogos (CC BY)

We learn about UW-Madison’s new record for research funding. Then, the Prairie du Chien mayor describes the impact of a bridge closure. Then, an Oshkosh worker explains why he helped decertify his union. Then, we hear two stories about people on Medicaid and the odd history of yellow margarine. Then, Miss Snowflake discusses snowmobiling.

Featured in this Episode

  • UW-Madison receives a record $1.5 billion in research funding

    For the first time, UW-Madison received more than $1.5 billion in research expenditures, ranking the campus eighth in the nation by the National Science Foundation. UW-Madison’s vice chancellor of research and graduate education joins us to talk about the results of all that funding.

  • Prairie Du Chien mayor talks bridge closure, clean water plan and more

    The only bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Prairie du Chien and La Crosse is closed due to structural issues. The mayor explains what this means for the community. Plus, we discuss the area’s commitment to clean water and public safety. 

  • Workers at three locations in Wisconsin decertify union with Teamsters

    Keurig Dr Pepper employees in Wisconsin voted last month to decertify a longtime union with Teamsters Local 200. We talk with a Keurig Dr Pepper employee who led the change and the president of the National Right to Work Foundation about their assistance with the separation.

  • Barriers to assisted living care, History of yellow margarine

    We hear an investigative report on challenges for seniors in assisted living who rely on Medicaid. Then, we learn about the quirky history of yellow margarine and why it was once illegal in Wisconsin.

  • Miss Snowflake talks snowmobiling trail maintenance and recruitment

    This year’s Miss Snowflake hails from Rice Lake and joins the show to talk snowmobiling amid a historically warm winter. We learn about Brianna Crotteau’s community work through the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs, including trail clean-up and member recruitment.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Cynthia Czajkowski Guest
  • Dave Hemmer Guest
  • Mark Mix Guest
  • Ray Cotts Guest
  • Brianna Crotteau Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director