Central Time Hosted by Rob Ferrett, "Central Time" takes a unique approach to cover a variety of topics. The program finds the latest news, cultural trends and explores ideas — big and small — to find the best guests to discuss these thought-provoking topics.
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Central Time

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Hosted by Rob Ferrett, "Central Time" takes a unique approach to cover a variety of topics. The program finds the latest news, cultural trends and explores ideas — big and small — to find the best guests to discuss these thought-provoking topics.

Most Recent Episodes

Federal reserve slowing, Christmas Carol cast

Federal reserve slowing, Christmas Carol cast

We talk to an economics professor about the Federal Reserve potentially slowing down interest rate increases. Then, we're joined by cast members from a long-running Christmas Carol production that has come full-circle.

Federal reserve slowing, Christmas Carol cast

Gift-giving during inflation, Cooking what you have

Gift-giving during inflation, Cooking what you have

We learn more about how to manage our holiday gift giving during a time of inflation. Then, this week's Food Friday focuses on how to make a meal out of food you already have.

Gift-giving during inflation, Cooking what you have

Activism at the World Cup, Getting to know Steven Sondheim

Activism at the World Cup, Getting to know Steven Sondheim

Some athletes at the World Cup in Qatar are finding ways around rules preventing displays of support for some human rights issues. We get the latest on what's happening in the soccer world. We also talk with a Milwaukee journalist about his years covering and getting to know Broadway songwriter Steven Sondheim.

Activism at the World Cup, Getting to know Steven Sondheim

World AIDS Day, LGBTQ communities in the Midwest

World AIDS Day, LGBTQ communities in the Midwest

While queer communities thrive in many big cities, smaller towns in the Midwest can also support LGBTQ residents in unique ways. We learn more with the author of "Queering the Midwest." We also get an update on HIV and AIDS treatments from a Wisconsin physician.

World AIDS Day, LGBTQ communities in the Midwest

Flu season rising, Same sex marriage law

Flu season rising, Same sex marriage law

We talk to an infectious disease doctor about a particularly virulent flu season this year. Then, a political science professor joins us to look at what Congress is doing to codify same-sex marriage.

Decline of social media, Rail union labor negotiations

Decline of social media, Rail union labor negotiations

We talk to a writer for The Atlantic about how and why social media platforms are declining. Then, a transportation reporter joins us with the latest on Congress intervening to try and prevent a labor strike among rail workers' unions.

Decline of social media, Rail union labor negotiations

Migraine research and relief, SCOTUS rulings on church and state in schools

Migraine research and relief, SCOTUS rulings on church and state in schools

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of public money being able to be spent on private schools and to allow a high school football coach to pray on the field with his team. We talk about what precedent the decisions set. We also talk about the symptoms of migraine headaches and how to find relief.

Migraine research and relief, SCOTUS rulings on church and state in schools

Movie fans returning to theaters, Gun safety legislation

Movie fans returning to theaters, Gun safety legislation

A bipartisan group of Senators says its reached agreement on a limited number of gun safety reforms. We look at what's in the deal and the impact it could have. We also talk about the return of crowds to movie theaters and how it may influence the film industry.

Movie fans returning to theaters, Gun safety legislation

Rethinking regret, Gas price efforts

Rethinking regret, Gas price efforts

The author of a new book shares how we can harness our regrets as a good thing in our lives. Then, we talk to an economist about the ways state and federal governments are trying to lower gas prices.

Bagels and schmear, January 6 investigation records

Bagels and schmear, January 6 investigation records

This week's edition of Food Friday brings us a cookbook on makings bagels, lox and schmear at home. Then, a political science professor helps us check in on the latest from the investigation into the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol along with an update on Robin Vos being held in contempt of court.

Bagels and schmear, January 6 investigation records