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.
Central Time

Central Time

From Wisconsin Public Radio

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

What the state supreme court could do with Wisconsin's legislative maps, Exploring the sci...

What the state supreme court could do with Wisconsin's legislative maps, Exploring the sci...

A UW law school professor helps us look at the future of Wisconsin legislative maps, now in the hands of the state supreme court. Then, we learn about flavor profiles with the help of a chef and molecular scientist.aa

What the state supreme court could do with Wisconsin's legislative maps, Exploring the sci...

Flu season causing problems in Wisconsin, Learning to find racial identity

We check in on how Wisconsin's flu season has roared back, with the help of a health department flu expert. Then, an author shares the story of searching for her racial identity while growing up as a person of color in a white community and adoptive family.

Flu season causing problems in Wisconsin, Learning to find racial identity

The power of our sense of smell, Why government scientists really do look for aliens

The power of our sense of smell, Why government scientists really do look for aliens

An author and journalist teaches us about how our sense of smell works and what it is capable of. Then, we learn about why scientists look for extraterrestrial life as a science reporter joins us.

The power of our sense of smell, Why government scientists really do look for aliens

The challenges of how domestic violence escalates, Supreme Court considers changes to abortion laws

The challenges of how domestic violence escalates, Supreme Court considers changes to abortion laws

A domestic violence and criminal justice professor helps us better understand how domestic abuse can become more violent over time and lead to worse crimes. Then, we learn more about the latest abortion law in front of the U.S. Supreme Court with the help of reproductive rights law expert.

The challenges of how domestic violence escalates, Supreme Court considers changes to abortion laws

The legends of winter in Wisconsin, The increasing popularity of women's sports

The legends of winter in Wisconsin, The increasing popularity of women's sports

A Wisconsin-based author and researcher of the supernatural previews his upcoming presentation on the legends and creatures of winter. Then, a sports journalist joins us to discuss the growing popularity and lack of media coverage of women's sports.

The legends of winter in Wisconsin, The increasing popularity of women's sports

Biden administration response to Omicron variant, Bail reform debate reignited by Waukesha tragedy

Biden administration response to Omicron variant, Bail reform debate reignited by Waukesha tragedy

A Washington D.C.-based journalist joins us with the latest from President Joe BIden on the new coronavirus variant and other top stories. Then, a Wisconsin law school professor helps us understand how cash bail works in the state, following the Waukesha parade tragedy and the suspect's criminal history.

Biden administration response to Omicron variant, Bail reform debate reignited by Waukesha tragedy

Watching movies like an expert, Learning about investing for all ages

Watching movies like an expert, Learning about investing for all ages

A film studies professor helps us learn to watch movies the way the experts do. Then, a finance writer shares the value of learning about investing, at any age.

Watching movies like an expert, Learning about investing for all ages

Dorie Greenspan's simple baking, How juries can still hash out norms despite difficult cases

Dorie Greenspan's simple baking, How juries can still hash out norms despite difficult cases

Best-selling food writer Dorie Greenspan helps us usher in a new era of world peace, by way of cookies and cornbread. Then A WPR reporter and a UW-Madison law professor update us on the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial this week, and discuss the challenges of determining what a "reasonable" use of force is.

Dorie Greenspan's simple baking, How juries can still hash out norms despite difficult cases

More on mass retirements, Dorie Greenspan's simple baking

More on mass retirements, Dorie Greenspan's simple baking

An economics reporter shares more reporting on why so many people have left their jobs during the pandemic, and how our economy is being affected. Then best-selling food writer Dorie Greenspan helps us usher in a new era of world peace, by way of cookies and cornbread.

More on mass retirements, Dorie Greenspan's simple baking

Week in Washington, Mapped Out podcast

Week in Washington, Mapped Out podcast

Negotiations over a major spending bill continue in Congress. We get the latest on where lawmakers stand and talk about the results of Virginia's closely watched election for governor. Plus, we hear the latest episode of the WPR podcast Mapped Out.