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Lutefisk:

Thanksgiving isn’t the only traditional fall feast. For those of Scandinavian descent, fall also means lutefisk suppers. Writer Eric Dregni tells us the story behind this famously pungent fish.

Eric Dregni is the author of several books, including Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America and In Cod We Trust.

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Patriotic Potatoes:

Hearty roots, squashes, and tubers are among the staples of winter meals in Wisconsin. Commentator Eric Dregni considers potatoes part of his Norwegian heritage. Today, commentator Eric Dregni tells us how potatoes went from famine food in the 19th century to a patriotic weapon in the 20th.

Commentator Eric Dregni teaches English at Concordia University in St. Paul. He’s the author of several books including Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.

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Wisconsin Co-ops:

When you turn on your air conditioning this summer or pick up some cheese for a picnic, a cooperative business may be behind it. Cooperatives have played an important part in Wisconsin’s history. Whenever residents couldn’t get what they needed, they’d form cooperative businesses to do it themselves. Commentator Eric Dregni shares their revolutionary story.

Commentator Eric Dregni is an assistant professor of English at Concordia University in St. Paul. He’s the author of several books including the Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.

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