Superior and Douglas County are as geographically distant from the state capitol as possible in Wisconsin, yet the impact of the area's manufacturing, higher education, shipping and tourism on the state is significant.

To shine a light on the region, The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio is broadcasting "The Morning Show" live from its University of Wisconsin-Superior studios Wednesday, April 24, to Friday, April 26.

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Host Kate Archer Kent will talk with local guests about issues such as water quality, pipeline safety and life in the Twin Ports. WPR's Superior-based reporter Danielle Kaeding will also join Kent to mark the one-year anniversary of the Husky Energy refinery fire.

"We're coming to Superior as part of our mission to reach out and understand life across all the regions of Wisconsin," said Kealey Bultena, "The Morning Show" executive producer. "We're eager to put ourselves into the community to talk with people and better connect with what matters in their part of the state."

Other topics "The Morning Show" will explore include Lake Superior conservation efforts and the relationship between the cities of Superior and Duluth.

"We're excited to have Kate and 'The Morning Show' here to share life in the northernmost part of Wisconsin with the rest of the state," said Paul Damberg, WPR's northern regional manager.

"The Morning Show" is heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio, KUWS-FM 91.3, and at