Safety in extreme heat, New UW-Madison research on fathers, Ice Age Trail thru-hiking

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Two trees with yellow leaves are seen in a forested area. The sun shines through the leaves.
The sun shines through a tree with yellow leaves Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, near the Ice Age Trail in Saint Croix Falls, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We learn about resources for coping with this year’s early heat wave. Then, a UW-Madison professor shares some of her new research on dads and postpartum depression. And we take a look at why hikers choose to thru-hike Wisconsin’s very own national scenic trail.

Featured in this Episode

  • How to stay safe during extreme heat

    The dog days of summer arrived earlier this year, with the mercury topping 90 degrees in some parts of Wisconsin. We talk with the director of the Great Rivers 211 center about what people should know about staying safe during extreme heat.

  • Dads can have postpartum depression, too

    About one in ten men experience postpartum depression. We look at the signs and how new dads can get the support they need.

  • Wisconsin Life

    We hear a story about a Baraboo business owner striving to make a place that strengthens community.

  • Why hikers thru-hike Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail

    Thru-hiking, once a fringe hobby, exploded in popularity in the late 20th century. We talk about why that’s been true of smaller trails too, like Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Tova Walsh Guest
  • Melissa Pierick Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Tim Peterson Managing Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer

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