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Central Time

Wisconsin Public Radio

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Central Time

Central Time

Wisconsin Public Radio

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"Central Time" takes a unique approach each hour to cover a mix of topics, finding the latest news, cultural trends, and exploring ideas -- big and small -- to find the best guests to discuss these thought-provoking topics. It can be heard weekdays on the Ideas Network from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Latest Episodes

Wisconsin Pro Sports Check-In, Clear Masks For Early Childhood Educators, Washington News

A WPR sports reporter updates us on what Wisconsin professional sports teams are planning for returning to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. We also learn about what clear face masks may be important for educators and caregivers of young children. And we review several of the week's stop Washington stories.

--10 h ago
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Wisconsin Pro Sports Check-In, Clear Masks For Early Childhood Educators, Washington News

Representation Of People With Disabilities In Media, Latest Wisconsin Coronavirus Updates

A couple of writers and activists discuss their efforts to increase representation of people with disabilities in the media, around a milestone for the Americans with Disabilities Act. And as Milwaukee joins municipalities requiring people to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we talk to a public health expert about Wisconsin's latest pandemic numbers.

--1 d ago
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Representation Of People With Disabilities In Media, Latest Wisconsin Coronavirus Updates

Looking At The 'WOW' Counties' Political Influence, Teletherapy During The Pandemic, Violent Crime Rising

We look at the role the counties of Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington could play in this fall's elections. Then we talk with a pair of Wisconsin counselors about how their work providing therapy has changed as a result of the coronavirus. And we discuss the uptick in violent crime in U.S. cities.

--1 d ago
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Looking At The 'WOW' Counties' Political Influence, Teletherapy During The Pandemic, Violent Crime Rising

Elections Commission Lacks Quorum, Wisconsin Job Fairs, Native American Team Names

The Federal Elections Commission lacks a quorum just months before the presidential election. We discuss the impact of the group being unable to make decisions. We also talk with the organizer of a drive through job fair around Wisconsin. Plus, a look at the likely changes coming to professional sports teams with Native American mascots.

--2 d ago
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Elections Commission Lacks Quorum, Wisconsin Job Fairs, Native American Team Names

Working At Home With Kids, COVID-19 Conspiracies, Solar Farm Update

We find out how health officials have been working to debunk conspiracy theories about COVID-19 that gain traction on social media. We also talk about the challenge of balancing parenthood with working from home. And we look at why construction of a large solar farm in Iowa Co. could be delayed again.

--2 d ago
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Working At Home With Kids, COVID-19 Conspiracies, Solar Farm Update

Looking At China, Hong Kong, And the US, Oneida Nation Gets Behind Hemp, Biden-Sanders Policy Task Force

We get the latest on a developing story between China and Hong Kong, and how other countries are treating Beijing as a result. Then an Oneida Nation tribal councilman tells us about a push to generate revenue from growing hemp. And we discuss the policy platform being developed and rolled out by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

--5 d ago
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Looking At China, Hong Kong, And the US, Oneida Nation Gets Behind Hemp, Biden-Sanders Policy Task Force

Cooking With Summer Berries, State Supreme Court Rules On Lame Duck Laws, Police Residency Versus Service Area, News

We talk to a chef and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation about using seasonal berries in our kitchens this summer. Then, we hear about the latest state Supreme Court rulings concerning Governor Tony Evers' powers. We also hear from a Wiscontext editor who's gathered and analyzed data about the impacts of loosening restrictions in Wisconsin over where police officers are allowed to live relative to where they're stationed.

--5 d ago
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Cooking With Summer Berries, State Supreme Court Rules On Lame Duck Laws, Police Residency Versus Service Area, News

Facebook Advertising Boycotts, School Reopenings

Hundreds of companies are choosing not to advertise on Facebook due to the platform's handling of hate speech. We talk about whether it's likely to pressure Facebook to change. We also talk with a pediatric doctor about the challenges of reopening Wisconsin's schools this fall.

--6 d ago
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Facebook Advertising Boycotts, School Reopenings

Looking At Decades Of Declining Work Conditions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Comic Form, US Supreme Court Rules On President Trump's Tax Returns

A reporter walks us through some of the history of American worker suppression, and how current conditions are being highlighted and exacerbated during the pandemic. And we talk with a cartoonist about how he brought his mental health disorder to the pages of a comic book. And we talk to a reporter about the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday regarding President Trump's tax returns.

--6 d ago
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Looking At Decades Of Declining Work Conditions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Comic Form, US Supreme Court Rules On President Trump's Tax Returns

Deconstructing Our Ideas Around Migration, Heat Wave, New ICE Rule Could Bar International Students From US Campuses If All Classes Move Online

A science writer talks with us about the ways humans and animals have migrated throughout history, due to changing climates and social scenarios. She argues for a fundamental change in the way we view migration. We also find out what's behind several weeks of hot and humid weather. And we talk to a reporter about a new ICE rule that could bar international students from returning to --or, remaining in--the U.S. if their college moves courses online for the fall semester.

--1 w ago
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Deconstructing Our Ideas Around Migration, Heat Wave, New ICE Rule Could Bar International Students From US Campuses If All Classes Move Online

Latest Episodes

Wisconsin Pro Sports Check-In, Clear Masks For Early Childhood Educators, Washington News

A WPR sports reporter updates us on what Wisconsin professional sports teams are planning for returning to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. We also learn about what clear face masks may be important for educators and caregivers of young children. And we review several of the week's stop Washington stories.

--10 h ago
Comments
Wisconsin Pro Sports Check-In, Clear Masks For Early Childhood Educators, Washington News

Representation Of People With Disabilities In Media, Latest Wisconsin Coronavirus Updates

A couple of writers and activists discuss their efforts to increase representation of people with disabilities in the media, around a milestone for the Americans with Disabilities Act. And as Milwaukee joins municipalities requiring people to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we talk to a public health expert about Wisconsin's latest pandemic numbers.

--1 d ago
Comments
Representation Of People With Disabilities In Media, Latest Wisconsin Coronavirus Updates

Looking At The 'WOW' Counties' Political Influence, Teletherapy During The Pandemic, Violent Crime Rising

We look at the role the counties of Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington could play in this fall's elections. Then we talk with a pair of Wisconsin counselors about how their work providing therapy has changed as a result of the coronavirus. And we discuss the uptick in violent crime in U.S. cities.

--1 d ago
Comments
Looking At The 'WOW' Counties' Political Influence, Teletherapy During The Pandemic, Violent Crime Rising

Elections Commission Lacks Quorum, Wisconsin Job Fairs, Native American Team Names

The Federal Elections Commission lacks a quorum just months before the presidential election. We discuss the impact of the group being unable to make decisions. We also talk with the organizer of a drive through job fair around Wisconsin. Plus, a look at the likely changes coming to professional sports teams with Native American mascots.

--2 d ago
Comments
Elections Commission Lacks Quorum, Wisconsin Job Fairs, Native American Team Names

Working At Home With Kids, COVID-19 Conspiracies, Solar Farm Update

We find out how health officials have been working to debunk conspiracy theories about COVID-19 that gain traction on social media. We also talk about the challenge of balancing parenthood with working from home. And we look at why construction of a large solar farm in Iowa Co. could be delayed again.

--2 d ago
Comments
Working At Home With Kids, COVID-19 Conspiracies, Solar Farm Update

Looking At China, Hong Kong, And the US, Oneida Nation Gets Behind Hemp, Biden-Sanders Policy Task Force

We get the latest on a developing story between China and Hong Kong, and how other countries are treating Beijing as a result. Then an Oneida Nation tribal councilman tells us about a push to generate revenue from growing hemp. And we discuss the policy platform being developed and rolled out by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

--5 d ago
Comments
Looking At China, Hong Kong, And the US, Oneida Nation Gets Behind Hemp, Biden-Sanders Policy Task Force

Cooking With Summer Berries, State Supreme Court Rules On Lame Duck Laws, Police Residency Versus Service Area, News

We talk to a chef and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation about using seasonal berries in our kitchens this summer. Then, we hear about the latest state Supreme Court rulings concerning Governor Tony Evers' powers. We also hear from a Wiscontext editor who's gathered and analyzed data about the impacts of loosening restrictions in Wisconsin over where police officers are allowed to live relative to where they're stationed.

--5 d ago
Comments
Cooking With Summer Berries, State Supreme Court Rules On Lame Duck Laws, Police Residency Versus Service Area, News

Facebook Advertising Boycotts, School Reopenings

Hundreds of companies are choosing not to advertise on Facebook due to the platform's handling of hate speech. We talk about whether it's likely to pressure Facebook to change. We also talk with a pediatric doctor about the challenges of reopening Wisconsin's schools this fall.

--6 d ago
Comments
Facebook Advertising Boycotts, School Reopenings

Looking At Decades Of Declining Work Conditions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Comic Form, US Supreme Court Rules On President Trump's Tax Returns

A reporter walks us through some of the history of American worker suppression, and how current conditions are being highlighted and exacerbated during the pandemic. And we talk with a cartoonist about how he brought his mental health disorder to the pages of a comic book. And we talk to a reporter about the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday regarding President Trump's tax returns.

--6 d ago
Comments
Looking At Decades Of Declining Work Conditions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Comic Form, US Supreme Court Rules On President Trump's Tax Returns

Deconstructing Our Ideas Around Migration, Heat Wave, New ICE Rule Could Bar International Students From US Campuses If All Classes Move Online

A science writer talks with us about the ways humans and animals have migrated throughout history, due to changing climates and social scenarios. She argues for a fundamental change in the way we view migration. We also find out what's behind several weeks of hot and humid weather. And we talk to a reporter about a new ICE rule that could bar international students from returning to --or, remaining in--the U.S. if their college moves courses online for the fall semester.

--1 w ago
Comments
Deconstructing Our Ideas Around Migration, Heat Wave, New ICE Rule Could Bar International Students From US Campuses If All Classes Move Online
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