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"Central Time" takes a unique approach to cover a mix of topics, finding the latest news, cultural trends, and exploring ideas -- big and small -- finding the best guests to discuss these thought-provoking topics. Listen on the Ideas Network from 3 to 6 p.m.

Central Time Wisconsin Public Radio

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    • 4.3 • 14 Ratings

"Central Time" takes a unique approach to cover a mix of topics, finding the latest news, cultural trends, and exploring ideas -- big and small -- finding the best guests to discuss these thought-provoking topics. Listen on the Ideas Network from 3 to 6 p.m.

    Low-stress cooking, Legislative filibustering

    Low-stress cooking, Legislative filibustering

    This week's edition of Food Friday leaves room for the idea of imperfect cooking. Then, we learn about the history and purpose of the filibuster with the help of a political science professor.

    Legislative filibustering, All-time sports accomplishments

    Legislative filibustering, All-time sports accomplishments

    We learn about the history and purpose of the filibuster with the help of a political science professor. Then, a journalist helps us go through some of the most memorable and remarkable accomplishments and people in the history of sports.

    All-time sports accomplishments, Low-stress cooking

    All-time sports accomplishments, Low-stress cooking

    A journalist helps us go through some of the most memorable and remarkable accomplishments and people in the history of sports. Then, this week's edition of Food Friday leaves room for the idea of imperfect cooking.

    Unemployment bills, Community college enrollment

    Unemployment bills, Community college enrollment

    We hear from a Republican state lawmaker on proposed bills to cut back Wisconsin unemployment benefits and other social safety net programs. Then, a WPR reporter and a community college official help us understand why enrollment is down for these smaller institutions.

    Community college enrollment, Alcohol deaths

    Community college enrollment, Alcohol deaths

    A WPR reporter and a community college official help us understand why enrollment is down for these smaller institutions. Then, researchers at the Wisconsin Policy Forum join us to share their analysis of alcohol-induced deaths increasing the state.

    Concealed carry in Wisconsin, Virtual reality and the metaverse, Latin American composers

    Concealed carry in Wisconsin, Virtual reality and the metaverse, Latin American composers

    We hear from a state lawmaker and a policy expert on a proposed bill to lower the age for concealed carry permits in Wisconsin. Then, a professor who teaches a class in virtual reality explains what the metaverse is and why companies are investing in it. Later, we learn more about a Lawrence University effort to draw attention to Latin American classical music.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Miller2802 ,

Enjoy Thoroughly

They never run out of new topics, and with each episode having the topics listed, you can listen to what interests you most.

meg13n ,

Done w WPR

Rob Ferrett: Today we’re talking to conservative politician x and a question from Tracy on Facebook, will you protect people with pre existing conditions?

Conservative politician X: ya know the president has talked a lot about this, how our healthcare system is flawed, I will dodge this and not answer your question yada yada

Rob Ferrett: ....you’re listening to WPR

AnnasCat ,

Lots of variety

Excellently produced podcast with a lot of variety in each episode. The hosts have great radio voices.

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