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Welcome to Wimmer's Wilderness. We are working to bring greater awareness to our local communities and how important they are. We, as individuals, can have a significant impact on the quality of our communities. I have always wanted to create a way to help bring a little more light on important issues that affect us.

I have created a Podcast called Wimmer's Wilderness to give voice to this idea. Wimmer's Wilderness is an informed look at Politics, Community, Government, Environment, and Educat… Continue Reading >>
Welcome to Wimmer's Wilderness. We are working to bring greater awareness to our local communities and how important they are. We, as individuals, can have a significant impact on the quality of our communities. I have always wanted to create a way to help bring a little more light on important issues that affect us.

I have created a Podcast called Wimmer's Wilderness to give voice to this idea. Wimmer's Wilderness is an informed look at Politics, Community, Government, Environment, and Education from a local perspective.

Our regions, states, and countries are simply a collection of local communities working together. If we can make a positive change in our local communities, it will lead to better outcomes at the regional, state, and national levels. << Show Less
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Episode #69 Springhill Heritage Farm Episode #69 of Wimmer's Wilderness Podcast focuses on local food production with Marissa of Springhill Heritage Farm in Chetek, Wisconsin. We explore the three-year journey to transfer a dream of locally raised beef, pork, turkey, and chickens in a free-range environment. The low-stress healthy, raised animals provide safe, great-tasting options for our dinner table. Wild harvested maple syrup is also on the menu. We walk through the regulatory, financial, organizational, and personal work needed to make this dream come true. Our honest discussion brings to light the effort required to go from dream to reality. The keys to success revolve around collaboration, research, and hard work.
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Episode #69 Springhill Heritage Farm Episode #69 of Wimmer's Wilderness Podcast focuses on local food production with Marissa of Springhill Heritage Farm in Chetek, Wisconsin. We explore the three-year journey to transfer a dream of locally raised beef, pork, turkey, and chickens in a free-range environment. The low-stress healthy, raised animals provide safe, great-tasting options for our dinner table. Wild harvested maple syrup is also on the menu. We walk through the regulatory, financial, organizational, and personal work needed to make this dream come true. Our honest discussion brings to light the effort required to go from dream to reality. The keys to success revolve around collaboration, research, and hard work.
Episode #68 Community Brief Education Today's Community Brief discusses how Critical Race Theory has been turned into the latest boogeyman to scare parents and voters. Then, we delve into Texas's new education laws and the chilly impact they will have on teaching critical thinkers. The overarching theme is to lower the heat on all these issues, listen to each other and follow the facts to good decision making.
Episode #67 Community Update Zoning We discuss the changes in residential zoning and the impacts it might have on our Communities. Wimmer’s Wilderness is an informed look at Politics, Community, Government, Environment, and Education from a local perspective. Our regions, states, and countries are simply a collection of local communities working together. If we can make a positive change in our local communities, it will lead to better outcomes at the regional, state, and national levels.
Episode #66 Community Briefing 9/21/21 Episode #66 of Wimmer's Wilderness Podcast launches our Community Briefing series. We discuss four articles regarding issues that impact local communities. We look at the results of a school district's review of their buildings, a Florida poll on environmental protections, local communities spending federal dollars, and how North Carolina is eliminating local control.
Episode #65 Yertle the Turtle In Episode #65, we read Yertle the Turtle and discuss this great work's political, social, and economic importance. You heard me right. Dr. Seuss's Yertle the Turtle is a marvelous, thought-provoking piece of literature. A society where all the turtles are happy, well-fed, and enjoy personal freedom turned into an authoritarian nightmare. Thankfully a little Turtle named Mack knew all about peaceful protest. Listen as I read this classic 5-minute story and explore its profound meaning and lessons.
Episode #64 The Bill of Rights In Episode #64, we discuss The Bill of Rights, its history, and what it means to us today. The Constitution is a living document that we must continually examine to improve as we grow as a Country. We explore the fights for and against The Bill of Rights and how its biggest detractor became its champion. James Madison, George Mason, the Federalist, Thomas Jefferson and the voice of the people all played significant roles.
Episode #63 Memorial Day We discuss the importance of Memorial Day in Episode #63. We listen to Ronald Reagan's 1986 Memorial Day Speech then give some interesting historical facts about Memorial Day. I make a plea to please respect the importance of the Day and to remember our fallen Heros.
Episode #62 Week in Review May 22, 2021 In this Week in Review, we discuss social media and who is really to blame for its influence on society. How was social media used to influence a local election? As in most of our episodes, we have a bit of a history lesson to start us out. Go to wimmerswilderness.org to learn more about what we are accomplishing.
Episode #61 April 30th Week in Review In this Week in Review, we discuss Resiliency planning on South Dakota and Nebraska Ranches. How improving grazing management, wildlife habitat, and water quality all improve the ranches and the environment. I highlight some issues with the American Rescue Plan recently signed into law. Many local governments had received excessive Federal payments when they suffered no loss in tax revenue due to the pandemic. Finish up with a bit of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
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