Kayaking The Mississippi Backwaters


By Maureen McCollum | May 2, 2018

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As Maureen McCollum begins her new journey as the producer of Wisconsin Life, we thought it’d be fun to revisit some of our favorite pieces that have aired over the last eight years.

We begin with her first feature for the project, which involves her maiden voyage in a kayak. Once she got the green light to do the story, she threw her recorder in a waterproof pack and headed south of La Crosse to Goose Island and the Mississippi River backwaters. There, she encountered a group of passionate kayakers more than happy to share their love of paddling.

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum is a producer for Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio. She loves to explore the Midwest in her RV despite being nowhere near retirement age.
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