Building Costs And Affordable Housing, Trust In The Media

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Affordable housing is a problem across the country, and here in Wisconsin. We talk to two business journalists about the role building costs play in the problem. Then, we discuss why the U.S. comes in last in terms of trust in media compared to other countries.

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  • Why Trust In The Media Is So Low In The U.S.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Michele Gerard Good Technical Director
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Cora Haltaufderheid Guest
  • Marcy Nicholson Guest
  • Sarah Holder Guest
  • Jesse Holcomb Guest

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