In this episode we'll talk to Veronika Zazovsky, the manager of the Menomonie Farmers Market. The market opens for the season on Saturday, May 16, and there will be some changes this year brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic. I talk to Veronika about how things will be different this year and what you can expect to see when you go out to the market.
In this episode I talk to Ted Stark, director of the Menomonie Public Library, about how life has changed at the library in the pandemic, how you can pick up library materials curbside, and what other services the library is currently providing.
This is the beginning of a series where I talk to different community members about how their personal and work lives have changed since the pandemic started. Today I talk with Becca Schoenborn at Menomonie Market Food Co-op about things that have changed at the grocery store.
In this episode we explore citizen activists in the Chippewa Valley who are making a difference through their actions. I went on a bus trip to Madison with the Wisconsin Conservation Voters as they lobbied with their state Senators to pass legislation to protect water in Wisconsin. I also spoke to Chris Hambuch-Boyle about her efforts to support our public schools for Public Schools Week along with the Wisconsin Public Education Network.
This is not a normal podcast episode - consider it an introduction to WisCommunity. In this episode, I will be talking about how WisCommunity got started, where it is now, and plans for the future. I'll also talk a little bit about what you can expect to hear on this podcast going forward.