UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities closing, Women holding society together, Make Music Wisconsin

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A band plays guitars at the Beloit Farmer's Market
Local Beloit band Nick & Friends is expected to play during Make Music Day on June 21, 2024. Band members play at the Beloit Farmers Market in this photo. From left to right: Johnny Wittnebel, Voodoo Mike, Greg Gerard and Nick Dimassis. Photo courtesy of Moments by Tiki.

A WPR reporter tells us about the latest Universities of Wisconsin campus that will be closing. Then, our guest argues women have had to shoulder much of society’s “safety net” due to a lack of stronger social policy. And we check in on Make Music Day events happening in two Wisconsin locations.

Featured in this Episode

  • UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities campus is the latest of many UW closures

    Last week, we learned the UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities campus would be closing next year, making it the sixth two-year UW school to be shut down in recent years. We talk with a reporter about what the pattern means for the state of higher education in Wisconsin.

  • Women’s role as a social safety net

    A UW-Madison sociologist makes the case that our society relies on women in place of more robust social policy. She joins us to share from her new book “Holding it Together: How Women Became America’s Safety Net.” 

  • Make Music Wisconsin returns June 21

    This Friday, Wisconsin communities will participate in the global Make Music Day event, celebrating professional and amateur musicians. This year, 23 communities across the state are participating. We speak with supporters from Madeline Island and Beloit.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Corrinne Hess Guest
  • Jessica Calarco
  • Nick Dimassis Guest
  • Peggy Ross Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Tim Peterson Managing Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer