Antibiotics And Drug Resistant Bugs, How Wisconsin Health Care Workers Are Preparing For Ebola, Voter ID Open Line

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It’s been a rocky road for the state’s voter ID law, since its passage in 2011. The latest twist saw the law getting blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning voters will not have to show ID at the polls next month. We hear your reactions to the news, and invite you to weigh-in with your thoughts on the law’s future. We also discuss how Wisconsin health care workers are preparing for Ebola and look at the relationship between antibiotic use on farms and the rise of drug resistant bacteria in humans.

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  • Research Increasingly Shows Connections Between Antibiotics In Animals And Drug Resistant Bugs

    Since the middle of the 20th century, health experts have been concerned that the widespread use of antibiotics on farm animals could result in drug resistant bacteria in humans. FRONTLINE investigates increasing evidence that exactly that is taking place in the U.S.

  • How Wisconsin Health Care Workers Are Preparing For Ebola

    A nurse who treated an Ebola patient in Dallas is now infected with the virus after following all safety standards. In light of this news, government officials have said the United States needs to rethink its protocols for dealing with Ebola. The head of a Wisconsin nurses group discusses what health care workers in the Badger state are doing to prepare for the deadly virus.

  • Wisconsin's Voter ID Law: What's Your Take?

    In its on-again-off-again legal journey, Wisconsin’s Voter ID law was blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court last Thursday, only three days after the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld it. Should Voter ID become state law or should it be thrown out? We ask listeners to weigh in.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • David Hoffman Guest
  • Gina Dennik-Champion Guest

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