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Meet my friend Jess Witkins

By Ken Cooper | August 7, 2020

Jess is a writer, performer, a blogger and one of the people that make this such a cool place to live. We talk about writing for a purpose, reading for fun and this author’s little secret. Join us for a fun and interesting conversation.

The sweet art at Meringue Bakery

By Ken Cooper | June 23, 2020

It all started with a book about Jell-o.

Covid on the farm

By Ken Cooper | May 19, 2020

I talk with Midwest Family farm director Kaitlyn Riley about how Covid has affected the farm industry. Then I have a conversation with farm owner Donna about life today.

School in the time of Covid

By Ken Cooper | May 12, 2020

A chat with Barry McKnight from the La Crosse Public Library

By Ken Cooper | April 24, 2020

Barry and I talk about how the library is evolving to help us through these pandemic times.

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