1990 - The Ideas Network Goes On Air
Over the years, as WPR built a statewide network of stations to ensure equal access to information and education, they also connected the state like never before. Those connections and a belief that Wisconsinites should have access not just to listen, but to also talk to each other, lead to the creation of the Ideas Network in 1990.
Before the web, before social media, The Ideas Network gave Wisconsinites the opportunity to share their own knowledge and to question experts, researchers, government agencies and elected officials about their ideas. The network continues to thrive today because it still provides a civil forum where issues and ideas are analyzed without litmus tests and rancor.