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April 17, 2024 70 mins

Rick retired on Dec 31 2023 with 35 years and 21 Emmy Awards under his belt as a producer, writer, and director. 

He began his work as a public service when he was elected as Dane County WI County Board Supervisor for which he will aim for reelection on 4/2/24. 

He is an advocate for the disenfranchised serving as a CASA volunteer in 3 states, as co-chair of Pride In Prevention, focused on harm reduction within the queer PWUD community, and as a fierce feminist.

He also writes regularly for The Word In Season, a daily Christian devotional that is translated into 30 languages. He lives in Madison, WI having moved there from Shreveport, LA.

Summary

Rick Rose, a retired producer, writer, and director, discusses his move from Shreveport, Louisiana to Madison, Wisconsin. He shares his reasons for choosing Madison and talks about the climate and amount of snow in the area. Rick also discusses the LGBTQ+ community in Madison and the absence of a specific gayborhood.

He highlights the growth and economy of Madison, the ease of making friends, and the presence of arts and culture in the city.

Rick also mentions the local food and dining scene in Madison. Madison, Wisconsin has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, with a thriving comedy community and a diverse range of performances and events.

The city also has a strong public transportation system, with options for biking, electric transportation, and plans for an Amtrak center.

Healthcare in Madison is highly regarded, with access to quality providers and affordable insurance options.

While crime exists, Madison is considered a safe city overall. The city also has a significant Native American community and is working towards preserving and promoting Native American culture and tourism.

Takeaways

Madison, Wisconsin offers a unique blend of urban amenities and natural beauty, making it an attractive place to retire.

The city experiences a wide range of weather, including hot and humid summers and snowy winters.

While Madison does not have a designated gayborhood, it is known for its progressive and inclusive community.

The city has a thriving arts and culture scene, with opportunities to enjoy live music, theater, and visual arts.

The cost of living in Madison can be high, with average home prices and rental rates above the national average. 

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