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.


Latest Pieces

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Behavioral neurologist Michael Trimble takes us on an evolutionary journey to unpack one of the few things that make Homo sapiens unique — we cry e...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 13:52
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HOUR ONE: "Does AI dream?" - Say you're an artist and you want to paint something you can't see. What if AI can? Are you dreaming together? HOUR ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:00
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RECIPE: Roasted Olives w/ Orange & Rosemary THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL TOPICS: * (Segment 1) Evidence links ultra-processed food to over 30 damaging heal...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Comedian Aparna Nancherla talks about her battle with impostor syndrome. Also, “Telemarketers” director Sam Lipman-Stern gives us the lowdown on th...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 52:00
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HOUR ONE: "Let's Celebrate Crying" - When was the last time you cried in front of someone? It’s human to feel grief and pain, but most of us learne...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:01
Caption: “In the Know,” Episode 105. Pictured is Zach Woods as voice of Lauren Caspian. Photo courtesy of PEACOCK, Credit: Photo courtesy of PEACOCK
This week on “BETA,” actor and comedian Zach Woods on his pitch-perfect NPR parody, “In the Know.” Also, comedian Steph Tolev on being filthy and f...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 52:00
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Music critic and author Kalefa Sanneh says "pop music" is no longer a pejorative label. He traces the rise of "Poptimism" and discusses the challen...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 13:17
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RECIPE: Spinach & Chickpea Stew THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL TOPICS: * (Segment 1) Walking, jogging, yoga, and strength training ease depression * (Segment...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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HOUR ONE: 'Taking Pop Seriously" - Korean pop music has been breaking global charts and hearts, selling millions of records every year. Is is time ...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 01:58:59
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Donald Trump won 84% of the white evangelical vote in 2020. To shore up that base, he’s now moving beyond conservative Christian values, to Christi...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 19:15