Remembering Marquette University’s president, E. coli on the beach, How to endure turbulence while flying, Rural communities show their pride

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A rainbow flag flies over the state Capitol in recognition of "Pride Month"
A rainbow flag flies over the state Capitol in recognition of “Pride Month” in 2019. The month has long been recognized in urban areas, but many rural areas also celebrate. Laurel White/WPR

We hear highlights from the late Marquette University president’s conversations with WPR. Then, we look at how E. coli is shutting down the state’s beaches. Then, an airline pilot shares what he knows about turbulence. Then, we learn how rural communities are celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month.

Featured in this Episode

  • Remembering Marquette University's president

    Marquette University President Michael Lovell died this past weekend. We remember him with excerpts from interviews with WPR over the years.

  • Beach (and E. coli) season now underway

    Summer is well underway, but many beaches around the state are closed, thanks to high levels of E. coli, which can cause illness if swallowed. The Department of Natural Resources’ beach program manager explains how the state monitors beaches and what you need to know to enjoy the summer.

  • Turbulence is getting more common and intense because of climate change

    Scientists believe that turbulence is becoming more common and intense because of climate change. We talk with an airline pilot about what he is experiencing in the skies and how people can stay safe and calm when their plane hits a rough patch.

  • How LGBTQ Pride month is celebrated in Wisconsin’s small towns and mid-sized cities

    June is LGBTQ Pride Month and celebrations aren’t limited to Wisconsin’s urban centers. We talk with a Green County supervisor about efforts to officially recognize Pride Month. Then, we talk to an LGBT organizer from Waukesha about the unique ways that people in small to mid-sized cities celebrate.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Diane Packett Guest
  • Capt. Dennis Tajer Guest
  • Erik Czech-Swanson Guest
  • Peg Sheaffer Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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