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"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 7 p.m.

Latest Episodes

Bail Jumping Laws, What's Next For Tax Cut Proposal And Other State Legislative Measures

Charges for bail jumping in Wisconsin have more than doubled in the last decade. We talk with a lawmaker about ideas for reforming the state's bail jumping laws. We also catch up on the movement of a number of legislative measures coming out of the State Senate and Assembly sessions last week.

-1 s16 h ago
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Bail Jumping Laws, What's Next For Tax Cut Proposal And Other State Legislative Measures

Zeroing in on Wisconsin's Cuts To Environmental Funding, Boy Scouts of America File for Bankruptcy

Wisconsin has cut a lot of environmental protection funding in the last 10 years-- the most of any state in fact. We hear about a new report that takes a deep dive into where those cuts were made and how that's made an impact throughout the state. We also discuss the recent announcement of declared bankruptcy of the Boy Scouts of America organization.

-1 s17 h ago
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Zeroing in on Wisconsin's Cuts To Environmental Funding, Boy Scouts of America File for Bankruptcy

Pushing Your Cooking, The Case Against New Amendment To Give Rights To The Unborn

This Food Friday edition encourages you to cook outside your comfort zone and build your culinary repertoire. Then we get an opposition perspective to new proposed legislation that would confer constitutional rights to the unborn in Wisconsin.

-1 s3 d ago
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Pushing Your Cooking, The Case Against New Amendment To Give Rights To The Unborn

State News Roundup, What Happened To The Executive Assistant Position?

Our review of top state news stories includes Madison's Truax Field being selected in the top two possible stations for basing new F-35 fighter jets. And we discuss the history and disappearance of executive assistants in the workplace.

-1 s3 d ago
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State News Roundup, What Happened To The Executive Assistant Position?

More On Milwaukee's Drop In Owner-Occupancy Rate, Trump And Federal Courts

President Trump's has criticized prosecutors and the judge involved in the trial of his former campaign associate. We talk about whether he's crossed any legal lines. We also dig further into data around an increase in out-of-state property ownership in Milwaukee.

-1 s4 d ago
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More On Milwaukee's Drop In Owner-Occupancy Rate, Trump And Federal Courts

One Artist's 'Water Biography,' Surprising Light Pollution Maps, Engaging Ex-incarcerated Voters

A UW-Madison professor and visual artist describes her water-cataloging project. Then we learn about a new way of seeing how and where light impacts the night sky. And a state organizer shares about her group's work to remind formerly incarcerated people they have a voice in the democratic process.

-1 s4 d ago
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One Artist's 'Water Biography,' Surprising Light Pollution Maps, Engaging Ex-incarcerated Voters

What Would More Midwest Venture Capital Look Like?, The Week In Washington

An economics expert explains his pitch for why the Midwest and Wisconsin need to push for more venture capital. And we review top stories out of Washington, including a new round of controversial pardons by President Donald Trump.

-1 s5 d ago
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What Would More Midwest Venture Capital Look Like?, The Week In Washington

Milwaukee's Aging Building Ads, Autism Inclusion In Theatre

We talk to the author of a book about Milwaukee's "ghost signs" on the side of buildings. And we learn about Children's Theater of Madison's efforts to increase diversity and accessibility, that include a new production featuring a character on the the autism spectrum.

-1 s5 d ago
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Milwaukee's Aging Building Ads, Autism Inclusion In Theatre

Sustainable and Local Fish Options, Improving Wisconsin Restaurants, Historic Synthesizers

Some of public radio's most famous theme music was composed on synthesizers in Madison. We hear from WPR staffers who tried to track them down. We also hear about a new initiative to help Wisconsin restaurants improve aspects of their business. Plus, a discussion on farmed fish and cooking.

-1 s6 d ago
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Sustainable and Local Fish Options, Improving Wisconsin Restaurants, Historic Synthesizers

State Of The Tribes Recap, Celebrities After Controversy

The annual State of the Tribes address was delivered at the capitol today. We get reaction to the speech and discuss the relationship between tribes and state lawmakers. We also talk about how entertainment venues and fans are reacting to celebrities trying to make comebacks after personal scandals.

-1 s6 d ago
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State Of The Tribes Recap, Celebrities After Controversy

Latest Episodes

Bail Jumping Laws, What's Next For Tax Cut Proposal And Other State Legislative Measures

Charges for bail jumping in Wisconsin have more than doubled in the last decade. We talk with a lawmaker about ideas for reforming the state's bail jumping laws. We also catch up on the movement of a number of legislative measures coming out of the State Senate and Assembly sessions last week.

-1 s16 h ago
Comments
Bail Jumping Laws, What's Next For Tax Cut Proposal And Other State Legislative Measures

Zeroing in on Wisconsin's Cuts To Environmental Funding, Boy Scouts of America File for Bankruptcy

Wisconsin has cut a lot of environmental protection funding in the last 10 years-- the most of any state in fact. We hear about a new report that takes a deep dive into where those cuts were made and how that's made an impact throughout the state. We also discuss the recent announcement of declared bankruptcy of the Boy Scouts of America organization.

-1 s17 h ago
Comments
Zeroing in on Wisconsin's Cuts To Environmental Funding, Boy Scouts of America File for Bankruptcy

Pushing Your Cooking, The Case Against New Amendment To Give Rights To The Unborn

This Food Friday edition encourages you to cook outside your comfort zone and build your culinary repertoire. Then we get an opposition perspective to new proposed legislation that would confer constitutional rights to the unborn in Wisconsin.

-1 s3 d ago
Comments
Pushing Your Cooking, The Case Against New Amendment To Give Rights To The Unborn

State News Roundup, What Happened To The Executive Assistant Position?

Our review of top state news stories includes Madison's Truax Field being selected in the top two possible stations for basing new F-35 fighter jets. And we discuss the history and disappearance of executive assistants in the workplace.

-1 s3 d ago
Comments
State News Roundup, What Happened To The Executive Assistant Position?

More On Milwaukee's Drop In Owner-Occupancy Rate, Trump And Federal Courts

President Trump's has criticized prosecutors and the judge involved in the trial of his former campaign associate. We talk about whether he's crossed any legal lines. We also dig further into data around an increase in out-of-state property ownership in Milwaukee.

-1 s4 d ago
Comments
More On Milwaukee's Drop In Owner-Occupancy Rate, Trump And Federal Courts

One Artist's 'Water Biography,' Surprising Light Pollution Maps, Engaging Ex-incarcerated Voters

A UW-Madison professor and visual artist describes her water-cataloging project. Then we learn about a new way of seeing how and where light impacts the night sky. And a state organizer shares about her group's work to remind formerly incarcerated people they have a voice in the democratic process.

-1 s4 d ago
Comments
One Artist's 'Water Biography,' Surprising Light Pollution Maps, Engaging Ex-incarcerated Voters

What Would More Midwest Venture Capital Look Like?, The Week In Washington

An economics expert explains his pitch for why the Midwest and Wisconsin need to push for more venture capital. And we review top stories out of Washington, including a new round of controversial pardons by President Donald Trump.

-1 s5 d ago
Comments
What Would More Midwest Venture Capital Look Like?, The Week In Washington

Milwaukee's Aging Building Ads, Autism Inclusion In Theatre

We talk to the author of a book about Milwaukee's "ghost signs" on the side of buildings. And we learn about Children's Theater of Madison's efforts to increase diversity and accessibility, that include a new production featuring a character on the the autism spectrum.

-1 s5 d ago
Comments
Milwaukee's Aging Building Ads, Autism Inclusion In Theatre

Sustainable and Local Fish Options, Improving Wisconsin Restaurants, Historic Synthesizers

Some of public radio's most famous theme music was composed on synthesizers in Madison. We hear from WPR staffers who tried to track them down. We also hear about a new initiative to help Wisconsin restaurants improve aspects of their business. Plus, a discussion on farmed fish and cooking.

-1 s6 d ago
Comments
Sustainable and Local Fish Options, Improving Wisconsin Restaurants, Historic Synthesizers

State Of The Tribes Recap, Celebrities After Controversy

The annual State of the Tribes address was delivered at the capitol today. We get reaction to the speech and discuss the relationship between tribes and state lawmakers. We also talk about how entertainment venues and fans are reacting to celebrities trying to make comebacks after personal scandals.

-1 s6 d ago
Comments
State Of The Tribes Recap, Celebrities After Controversy
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