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WISL Staff

John Powell
Senior Editor

With over 40 years of media experience under his belt, the WISL is pleased to have the talents of John Powell working for us. He has supported a variety of WISL programs with his writing, editing and photography skills since his retirement from Wisconsin Public Radio in 2002. While at WPR he was the state government and political reporter and was Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. His media career began in 1960, as announcer and reporter for WRCO radio in Richland Center, WI while still in high school. During this time he became, out of necessity, a science reporter because many public issues involve questions of science.

Johnís hobbies include photography, vintage cars, running and history ó he also serves as a docent at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, as well as for other Wright buildings.

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