Child care legislation, Problems with personalized medicine

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Two children eat lunch at a table.
Two children eat lunch Monday, June 19, 2023, at Red Caboose in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We talk to lawmakers and a social work professor about proposals to fund child care in Wisconsin. Then, a health ethics professor makes the case against personalized medicine based on a patient’s genes.

Featured in this Show

  • Will new legislation fix the child care crisis in Wisconsin?

    Last week, Republicans in the Wisconsin state legislature proposed a package of six bills aimed at making child care more affordable and accessible. Two of the package’s lead authors give an overview of the bills. Then, a professor of social work talks about the state of child care in Wisconsin and where we go from here.

  • The public health drawbacks of a medical community focus on genetics

    Our guest argues that a push for more personalized medicine, based on a person’s genes, is leaving promises of curing people unfulfilled, and resulting in treatments that don’t benefit most patients.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rep. Joy Goeben Guest
  • Karen Hurd Guest
  • Alejandra Ros Pilarz Guest
  • James Tabery Guest

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