Abortion extremism, Wisconsin cave exploring, Lyme disease prevention

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Damage to the inside and outside of the Wisconsin Family Action's offices in Madison is being investigated as "suspicious"
Wisconsin Family Action’s offices in Madison sustained damage after a firebombing in May 2022. Shawn Johnson/WPR

An expert on extremism joins us to examine the responses to the potential of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Then, a cave exploration expert gives us tips on spelunking in Wisconsin. Later, a state health official shares ways to prevent tick bites and Lyme disease.

Featured in this Show

  • Understanding extremism in the wake of the Madison anti-abortion clinic bombing

    Over the weekend, an anti-abortion rights clinic’s organization was bombed by an unknown group that has now claimed responsibility. An expert on extremist ideology explains what’s happening, and what could happen, in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

  • Spelunking around the state

    There are more than 400 documented public and private caves in Wisconsin. We talk to a speleological expert about exploring — and protecting — these natural treasures.

  • How to prevent tick bites and Lyme disease

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and we talk to a Vectorborne Disease Epidemiologist about how to avoid tick bites this summer.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Brian Levin Guest
  • Kasey Fiske Guest
  • Rebecca Osborn Guest