"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 6 p.m.
Keystone Pipeline Put On Hold, A Firsthand Account Of COVID-19
President Biden revoked the permit to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline soon after he took office. We talk about what it means for the project and the reaction it's getting. We also talk with a Wisconsin golf writer about his battle with COVID-19.
Economic Recovery Under President Biden, Remembering Hank Aaron, Surge In Home Rentals
President Joe Biden's made big promises about fighting the pandemic and reviving the American economy. We talk with a professor of public administration about how exactly he plans to do that. Then we remember the life of baseball legend Hank Aaron, who died today at age 86, and briefly played minor league baseball in Eau Claire. And a financial reporter tells us more about the current market for renting property.
Ethical Questions At The End Of Trump's Term, Big Tech Under President Biden
We take a closer look at who former president Donald Trump pardoned in his final hours in power. And a tech reporter joins us to preview how the Biden administration could treat massive tech companies like Facebook and Amazon differently that the previous one.
Russia, The US, And The Biden Administration; Meal Delivery Decisions, Wisconsin Mobilizes Vaccination Units
We talk with a political scientist about how a new administration will change the dynamic between the United States and Russia, and what policies and rhetoric we may see from President Biden towards Vladimir Putin. Then we get advice on choosing among numerous options for meal delivery kits. And a representative from the Wisconsin National Guard talks to us about the Guard's role in helping roll out vaccination centers around the state.
Biden's First 100 Days In Office, Racial Justice Groundwork In Milwaukee And Kenosha
We take a closer look at President-elect Joe Biden's extensive coronavirus relief proposal for legislation, as well as what to expect in his first 100 days in office, with a political scientist. Then community organizers and racial justice advocates from Milwaukee and Kenosha join us to discuss some of their priorities going forward in 2021.
Unemployment Issues, Wisconsin's Vaccine Rollout, Texting The Dead
Governor Evers is calling for changes to Wisconsin's unemployment system after delays in providing benefits during the pandemic. We talk with the head of the state's workforce department about the issue. We also check in on Wisconsin's vaccine rollout and hear about a program for sending text messages to the deceased.