Children’s Health Insurance Funding, Wisconsin Astrobiologist, First Charges In Robert Mueller’s Special Investigation

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged today with conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering, and other crimes as part of the ongoing Russia probe. We find out where the charges could take the investigation next, who else was charged, and the political ramifications of this news to the Trump administration. We also talk with a Wisconsin astrobiologist about her search for habitalbe planets. Plus, a doctor joins us to discuss the state of funding for children’s health insurance in the state.

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  • Uncertainty Hangs Over Children's Health Insurance Program

    Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expired one month ago, and Congress has yet to approve a new spending plan. While states are currently providing care with leftover funds, the delay is causing uncertainty in health insurance markets around the U.S. and for the more than 171,000 children in Wisconsin that receive coverage through the program. A doctor is with us to discuss how families and medical professionals are being affected.

  • Wisconsin Astrobiologist Searches For Habitable Planets

    We talk with a Wisconsin astrobiologist who uses radio waves in her search for habitable planets throughout the universe.

  • First Charges In Robert Mueller's Special Investigation

    Special counsel Robert Mueller released the first charges Monday in his special investigation into Russian meddling in American politics. The charges are against three former Trump campaign officials–former campaign chariman Paul Manafort, Manafort’s longtime associate, Rick Gates, and former Trump foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos. We talk to an expert about what these charges are and what kind of political ramifications they have for the Trump administration.

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Episode Credits

  • J. Carlisle Larsen Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Dr. Dipesh Navsaria Guest
  • Dr. Margaret Turnbull Guest
  • Keith Darden Guest