Duck Town

Duck Town

Welcome to Duck Town, USA. Lodi is a picturesque small city about 15 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin. The Lodi Public Library shares stories of the people, events, and history of this unique place.... Show More

Episodes

July 5, 2020 8 min

"When an adolescent encounters a series of trauma that they later attempt to repress this can cause the brain to function in many different ways."

Kristin tells the story of Shirley Mason, Flora Rheta Schreiber, and Associative Identity Disorder. 

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"Did you know that in 2017, 38.4% of murders went unsolved?"

Samantha Mori tells the story of the DNA Doe Project, its founding and mission. 

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June 21, 2020 41 min

Louise Endres Moore talks about her book Alfred: The Quiet History of a World War II Infantryman. She shares stories of her father and the research process. She also reads an original essay for Father's Day. 

Find more information about Louise's book at alfredthebook.com.

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"Our early ancestors were hunters and gatherers. Finding the source of food meant their survival. But our earliest ancestors wielded nothing more than their will to live and their dependence on each other."

Brandon Grover tells the story of the runner's high, the mysterious sense of well-being that some runner's feel from the repetitive movement of running. 

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Alex talks to Brandon, Sam, and Julia about their memories of growing up in Lodi, their experiences during the lockdown, and what it's been like to plan for college in a such a strange time. 

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June 1, 2020 25 min

John Zimm talked to Cheryl in early May about the mannequins in her yard, living in Lodi, and her experiences with the lockdown. 

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“The vaccine created during the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak took 20 months to develop. This is even short compared to the 10-ish years for a normal vaccine.”

Melissa Burmeister tells the story of COVID-19 in its early days, describing what a coronavirus is, the symptoms of COVID-19, preventive measures that people can take, and more. 

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"Rogue waves are steep waves that appear to be walls of water, some over 100 feet tall."

Lacey Brooks tells a story of the Bermuda Triangle and the various theories that account for maritime disappearances. 

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"As of 2020, the Colorado River is the most overburdened river in the world." 

Julia Wiessing tells the story of the Colorado River, its history, and its current environmental strain. 

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The students ask a question to people in their lives and then piece together the responses. An editing exercise full of life! DISCLAIMER: Not for kids. 

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May 8, 2020 30 min

We talk to Ann Groves Lloyd about her recent mayoral victory, her rich family history, her love for the french horn, and more! 

Interview on May 7th, 2020. 

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May 3, 2020 26 min

We talk to Laurie Gwynne about her early experiences with the epidemic: the worry, the relief, the dreams, and much more! 

Interview on April 10th, 2020. 

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May 3, 2020 19 min

We talk to Delaney, Elijah, and Mae Collyard about their early experiences with the epidemic: the house arrangement for four siblings doing remote schooling, what they miss, the instruments around the house, and more!

Interview took place on April 9th, 2020. 

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May 3, 2020 21 min

We talk to Jodi Burgess about her early experiences with the epidemic: working an election during a pandemic, self-quarantining, new uses of sourdough, and more!

Interview on April 10th, 2020. 

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May 3, 2020 14 min

We talk to John Zimm about his early experiences with the epidemic: walking his dog, the purchase that helped organize his home, a comically-dystopian idea for a novella, and more!

Interview on April 8th, 2020. 

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May 3, 2020 41 min

We talk to Becky Collyard about her early experiences with the epidemic: what it's like grocery shopping, what she sees outside in her neighborhood, Easter and religious services while under lockdown, and more! 

Interview on April 9th, 2020. 

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