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WPR Rebuttal provides alternative viewpoints to stories covered by Wisconsin Public Radio. WPR Rebuttal is not owned or endorsed by Wisconsin Public Radio.

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As the host of this podcast, I aspire to weekly production. However, "real life" requires prioritizing and preparing for a better future. To that end, I interviewed at an organization which well-aligns with my personal interests and professional... more

This is WPR Rebuttal's year-end special -- but things are not what they seem: Is that a highlight reel or a test signal? Enjoy this brief episode, which parodies the "year-in-review" specials so common to mass media. Plus, get a sneak-peek at... more

You've been lied-to about Santa Claus! WPR Rebuttal delves into the deception surrounding the ongoing portrayal of the Santa myth as fact, and the sociological reasons for this continued trickery. The young-at-heart might become the... more

Some news outlets erroneously reported the City Council of Eau Claire "banned children" (i.e., those younger than age 13 years) from being on the meeting platform or "dais." WPR Rebuttal disabuses the notion, instead finding the City... more

-From the desk of SenatorJPO- I almost entitled this episode, "The show need not go on, but it will!" (A parody of the old saying, "The show must go on.") However, such sentiment would diminish the importance of WPR Rebuttal in #Winning the... more

WPR Rebuttal is pleased to promote an initiative of Joe Ohler: Require every institution of higher education to collect and disclose data on how a representative sample of its recent graduates is faring in the labor market. After launching a... more

Hiring managers sometimes abuse their powers. Who can rein them in? I, SenatorJPO, accrued 3 years of dairy experience by "permatemping" in the packaging department at a dairy plant in Sauk County. But when vacancies... more

Despite the search-traffic-generating title, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey will only be mentioned in-passing during this podcast. That's because the big "twist" in this podcast pertains to neither man, but to an innovative theory as to how... more

"Real life" interferes yet again with WPR Rebuttal, as a managerial edict at his "day job" changed this cheese packer's schedule. Our host, SenatorJPO, will therefore be unavailable to coordinate the normally-scheduled episode. Instead,... more

Here's what happened at the first day of the July meeting of the Board of Regents. From the UW System Administration... more