Assembly Passes Budget, Rats On The Rise, Making Friends Past 30

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The State Assembly passed a $76 billion budget late last night. We discuss the details and changes it could face in the Senate. Warmer weather is causing a rat surge in cities around the U.S. We find out how more rodents are becoming a public health problem and what can be done to control their numbers. We also look into why those of us in our thirties and beyond often find it difficult to make new friends.

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    Assembly lawmakers passed a state budget in a late night vote Wednesday, two months after its due date. We speak with Jessie Opoien of the Capital Times about the budget and what challenges it could face in the Senate.

  • Is The U.S. Facing A 'Ratpocalypse?'

    Rodent complaints and sightings are up in major urban areas including Chicago, New York City, Boston and Philadelphia, according to a recent piece in The New Republic. We talk with our guest writer about the role of weather in these increases, efforts being taken to address rat woes in our communities and whether or not government funding could help.

  • Why Is It Hard To Make Friends Over 30?

    When people are in their 30’s and 40’s, there are a lot of new people in their lives through work, children’s play dates, and social media. But it’s much harder to make close friends once you’ve over the age of 30. We talk to an author who wrote about this topic and ask you to share your experiences as well.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Jessie Opoien Guest
  • Emily Atkin Guest
  • Marla Paul Guest

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