Wisconsin Public Radio

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Wisconsin Public Radio consists of 32 affiliated stations with seven regional bureaus and is a joint service of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin - Extension.

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"BETA" features playful and provocative profiles of the people and works changing our world through arts, pop culture, and technology. Doug Gordon hosts the program.

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Join Peabody Award-winning producer Doug Gordon as he hosts playful and provocative conversations with the trailblazers changing our world through arts, culture, and technology.

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Maybe there’s something missing in your life you can’t quite explain. It might be that you need to re-discover your sense of wonder. Join PRX's To the Best of Our Knowledge for a one-hour special and we'll show you how.

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Have you ever wished there was a different way to read – or hear - the news? For generations, through wars and political upheaval, poets have been reporting what they observe in a genre called documentary poetry. Join PRX's To the Best of Our Knowledge for a one-hour special, as we talk with writers covering climate change, housing, and fireflies - in verse.

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If it weren't for them, there would be nobody on the planet, because they literally gave us the world. Join PRX's To the Best of Our Knowledge for a one-hour special on the challenges overcome by the love of our moms.

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What if we measured the success of our economy less in terms of profit and more in terms of care? What if we tracked gains and losses in the quality of our lives instead of in dollars? Going for Broke explores the reality of economic struggle in our time.

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Preview "Here on Earth," Wisconsin Public Radio's international talk program and podcast.

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You know what it feels like. But where does it come from? How do we make it? And are we really doomed? Join PRX's To the Best of Our Knowledge for a three episode journey in search of hope.

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From forest ecology to the human microbiome, emerging research suggests that being human is a complicated journey made possible only by the good graces of our many natural companions. Join PRX's To The Best Of Our Knowledge as we explore this theme of "kinship" in a special four-part radio series. All episodes are available now as we lead up to Earth Day on April 22. Air all four episodes in one week, or one each week.

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Why do people turn to poetry during troubled times? Poetry is often the one language we need. Join PRX's To the Best of Our Knowledge for a one-hour special featuring poems designed to shine a light during our darkest hour.


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RECIPE: Pineapple Pizza w/ Bacon & Jalapeños THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL TOPICS: * (Segment 1) A device that tickles the tongue helps some find tinnitus r...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 59:00

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  • Length: 07:48
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HOUR ONE: "Deep Time: How Earth keeps time" - No one understands time like a geologist. And with the climate convulsing and the future breathing do...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Luminous: Your brain on 'shrooms" - More and more scientists believe psychedelics can open a window into how our minds work. And for som...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:01
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This week on BETA, hip-hop historian Nadirah Simmons highlights the game-changing ladies that made history in pop music. And one of crime fiction's...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2024
  • Length: 52:01
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HOUR ONE: "Total eclipse and other wonders" - Millions of people are traveling to see the total solar eclipse. Meanwhile, the exact nature of the u...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:02
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Henry Winkler talks about being the Fonz, his connection to Milwaukee and HBO's 'Barry.' Also, actress Illeana Douglas on her love affair with Con...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 52:00
Caption: Director Wes Anderson poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The French Dispatch' at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo, Credit: Director Wes Anderson poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The French Dispatch' at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo
Comedian Gary Gulman on what it was like growing up awkward in the ‘80s. TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz takes us behind the scenes of Wes An...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 52:00
Caption: Photo by Geoff Cordner, Credit: Photo by Geoff Cordner
Comedian Greg Proops talks about his hilarious album, 'French Drug Deal.' Also, comedian and musician Reggie Watts shares his memories of growing u...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 52:00
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RECIPE: Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL TOPICS: * (Segment 1) Single dose of LSD provides immediate and lasting relief from anxiety ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 59:00