WI Rural Life Of Decades Past, Representative Pocan On American Rescue Plan, Mail Delays

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Mark Pocan speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill
In this June 16, 2016, file photo, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lauren Victoria Burke, File/AP

A Wisconsin author recalls stories of rural life throughout the Great Depression. Representative Mark Pocan joins us to discuss his work on the American Rescue Plan. Then, we speak with a journalist covering the challenges facing the U.S. Postal Service.

Featured in this Show

  • Remembering Wisconsin Farm Life During The Great Depression

    The Great Depression affected life in rural Wisconsin, and yet our guest remembers a close, loving family that taught her strength and resilience. She details her experience growing up in western Wisconsin in the 1930s in a collection of short essays.

  • Congressman Pocan Addresses The American Rescue Plan

    The U.S. House and Senate recently passed a budget resolution allowing lawmakers to create a $1.9 trillion relief package. Congressman Pocan discusses the bill, which includes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Plus, we hear more about the Equality Act, which the House approved this week.

  • U.S. Postal Services Addresses Mail Delivery Delays

    The U.S. Postal Service continues to deal with financial losses, reorganization, staffing challenges, and the pandemic. We receive updates from a Washington Post reporter on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plans for the agency.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer
  • Bunny Carlson Guest
  • Mark Pocan Guest
  • Jacob Bogage Guest
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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