Child care benefits in Wisconsin, Wage gaps in the workforce

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Masked childcare workers assist children in daycare
In this May 27, 2020, photo, teachers Jana Blair, right, and Aaron Rainboth, upper-center, wear masks as they work with kids at the Frederickson KinderCare daycare center, in Tacoma, Wash. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

Federal benefits that helped keep child care centers in Wisconsin open during the pandemic could expire soon. We look at Governor Evers’ push to make the support permanent. We also learn more about wage gaps and how the effect the economy as a whole.

Featured in this Show

  • Impact of ending child care benefits in Wisconsin

    Governor Tony Evers said he will give $340 million from his executive budget to Child Care Counts, in an effort to help child care programs throughout Wisconsin. An expert joins us to talk about the consequences of a lack of funding for child care programs.

  • Examining racial, gender wage gaps in US economy

    An economist joins us to talk about the racial and gender wage gaps that exist in an effort to help people better understand inequality in the United States.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Ruth Schmidt Guest
  • Geoff Sanzenbacher Guest