Simply Superior, November 20, 2020

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Wisconsinites and Minnesotans know more about snow removal than just about any place- except perhaps the city of Montreal. Host Robin Washington talks with a City Spokesperson about the secrets of their snow removal success this week on “Simply Superior”, Plus, two regional authors discuss their newly released books.

Montreal has long received praise for having one of the world’s most effective snow removal programs, with preventative measures such as salting the roads before storms hit and removing the white stuff immediately by melting a portion of it and carting the rest away. They also time their efforts with office coffee breaks so that melted snow in the sewers gets a warm water boost from the flushing of toilets. Robin Washington talks with an official from the city about techniques, and what we can learn from them.

Washington also talks with two regional authors who’s latest novels touch on Ojibwe themes. Linda LeGarde Grover’s In The Night of Memory (University of Minnesota Press) and Thomas Peacock’s The Wolf’s Trail: An Ojibwe Story Told By Wolves (Holy Cow! Press)

Episode Credits

  • Robin Washington Host
  • Paul Damberg Producer

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