'Dive Bar Dinner' takes on classic Wisconsin themes
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by Colleen Leahy
2M ago
We talk to Charlie Berens and Adam Greuel about their new album, "Dive Bar Dinner," which covers classic themes of the upper Midwest: old fashioneds, Midwestern goodbyes, the Michigan-Wisconsin rivalry, and more ..read more
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The year in music with two NPR Music critics
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by Trevor Hook
2M ago
Two music critics from NPR Music join us to discuss noteworthy albums and songs from 2023 ..read more
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Investigation sows doubt in Indigenous ancestry claimed by folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by Joel Patenaude
2M ago
In October, an investigation by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation questioned the claim to Indigenous ancestry by Buffy Sainte-Marie, an Oscar-winning singer-songwriter. A Canadian attorney joins us to argue Sainte-Marie is only the latest artist to make false claims of Indigenous ancestry ..read more
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A new bucket list for exploring Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by alrogers
3M ago
The “Waterpark Capital of the World” offers tourists more than waterslides, says journalist and Wisconsin author Melanie Radzicki McManus. We ask McManus about her picks in the new book, “100 Things to do in the Wisconsin Dells Before You Die ..read more
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Episode 611: Sarah Rose Etter, murder ballads, Walter on Walter: '48 Hrs'
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by Doug Gordon
4M ago
Sarah Rose Etter talks about her surreal novel, 'Ripe.' Also, visual artist Kristine Potter shares the haunting reality behind murder ballads. And film critic Walter Chaw returns for another installment of 'Walter on Walter.' Today, he talks about Walter Hill's film, '48 Hours ..read more
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Libraries weigh future of free e-books as publishers sue for limits
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by Joel Patenaude
5M ago
This week, the Internet Archive appealed a court decision that forced the nonprofit to limit access to some scanned books at the behest of large commercial book publishers. We are joined by a leader at the nonprofit as well as a UW-Milwaukee librarian offering free e-textbooks to students ..read more
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Late Summer Festival Previews & Treats from the Mailbag
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by Sile Shigley
6M ago
Summer's not over yet! Join Síle for a preview of September folk festivals, a ticket giveaway and new releases from the Simply Folk mailbag ..read more
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Making it: Producing and success in the music industry
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by mackenzie.krumme@wpr.org
6M ago
As part of our summer series highlighting Wisconsin musicians, we speak with a panel of guests about making a business out of their talents. A producer, a teacher and a CEO talk about how they “made it” in the music world ..read more
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Larryfest is back for 26th year
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by Ezra Wall
7M ago
Larry Sebranek, Dan Sebranek and Larry Liebl talk about this year's Larryfest - the 26th ..read more
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Job candidates involved in the justice system could benefit from this grant
Wisconsin Public Radio » Folk
by alrogers
7M ago
We talk to an organization in Stevens Point that received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for the workforce re-entry services it offers to people in the criminal justice system. We discuss the need for similar programs and other solutions with the Wisconsin ACLU president.  ..read more
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