Benefits of ice cream, School absenteeism

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We learn more about the myths and facts surrounding the health benefits of eating ice cream. Then, a reporter and a policy expert help us better understand why students continue to miss significant school time.

Featured in this Show

  • What science says about the health benefits of ice cream

    Could a daily dose of your favorite ice cream actually reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes? We talk with a public health historian and a nutritionist about a series of scientific studies that show some health benefit to enjoying a little ice cream.

  • Chronic absenteeism continued to be a problem post-peak pandemic

    Student and teacher absenteeism skyrocketed during the height of the pandemic. New numbers show the problem continued in the 2021-2022 school year. We talk to a reporter and a Wisconsin policy expert about why.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • David Merritt Johns Guest
  • Brianne Thornton Guest
  • Corri Hess Guest
  • Don Cramer Guest

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