from Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00 AM
|A new report says binge drinking costs the state nearly $7 billion in the form of lost worker productivity, premature death, health care costs and more. Joy Cardin's guest lawmakers discuss the policy changes they say need to be implemented to fix Wisconsin's alcohol culture.
Then, the Catholic Church has a new leader! Joy talks with a sociology professor about Pope Francis and what this Argentinian pick says about the direction of the church.
- Jim Ott, Republican State Representative from Mequon and author of several bills to strengthen Wisconsin's drunk driving laws.
- Tim Carpenter, Democratic State Senator from Milwaukee; he supports sobriety checkpoints to crack down on drunk driving.
- Dean Kaufert, Republican State Representative from Neenah; he opposes sobriety checkpoints.
- Wayne Thompson, Associate Professor of Sociology at Carthage College in Kenosha; he served on the research staff of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in New York.
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