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Human Powered is a show about how people make places better. In our first season, we explore Wisconsin together to meet real people and hear in-depth stories that we hope leave you feeling closer to your neighbors—and inspired by where you live. Brought to you by Wisconsin Humanities and Love Wisconsin and produced by Field Noise Soundworks.

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The first episode is coming March 10th, 2021. You will be able to stream the podcast on this website. Or click the buttons below to subscribe to the show in your preferred podcast app.

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"Among us are neighbors making things better; Human Powered brings their stories to life, warming our hearts and bridging distances real and perceived."

- Michael Perry, best-selling author of books including Population: 485 and Truck: A Love Story, columnist and singer/songwriter

"People across Wisconsin are doing amazing things! I'm so excited to get to know more of my Wisconsin neighbors through this podcast."

- Maureen McCollum, host and producer for Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio


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Jimmy | Host

Jimmy Gutierrez (he/him) is a journalist, storyteller and audio producer from Milwaukee. He’s currently working on filling information gaps in Milwaukee’s low-wealth neighborhoods with the help of Stanford’s JSK Fellowship. He’s helped launch, co-host and produce a number of different podcasts during his time at New Hampshire Public Radio.

Craig | Senior Producer

Craig Eley is an audio producer and cultural historian whose work has been heard in radio shows, podcasts, documentaries, and museum installations. He previously worked for the radio show To the Best of Our Knowledge and has a Ph.D in American Studies from the University of Iowa. He lives in Madison with his wife and son.

Jen | Producer

Jen Ruben is the Executive Producer at Love Wisconsin. She co-produces the Moth StorySlam in Madison, leads storytelling workshops around the state, and co-hosts Inside Stories podcast. She teaches a Social Policy class at the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work and wrote the book, We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood.

Jessica | Producer

Jessica Becker works as the Director of Communication for Wisconsin Humanities. She has spent her 20 year career with Wisconsin Humanities creating and managing statewide programs that celebrate the state’s people and stories. She holds a Masters in Museum Education and lives in Madison with her husband and daughters.

Jade | Producer

Jade Iseri-Ramos is an audio producer based out of Madison. She is also a reporter and producer with WORT 89.9FM.