Civil service bill, Alaskan bear camera, Electro-acoustic music

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The House side of the U.S. Capitol
The House side of the U.S. Capitol, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. Steve Helber/AP Photo

We talk to a political analyst about a bill that would make civil service workers “at-will” employees. Then, we learn more about the National Park Service’s observations of brown bears. Later, a Wisconsin music professor shares his work on electro-acoustic research.

Featured in this Show

  • How the Republican 'Public Service Reform Act' would change the federal civil service

    A Republican-backed bill in Congress would make it easier to fire thousands of civil service workers by classifying them as “at-will” employees. We talk with an expert on the civil service about how far the change would go and what it would mean for the power of the executive branch.

  • Alaskan park camera provides information about wild brown bears

    Katmai National Park and Preserve sets up an annual camera at Brooks Falls to monitor grizzly bear activity. A park specialist joins us to talk about what the National Park Service has learned about grizzly bears and why it continues to run the camera.

  • A look at UW-Madison's Electro-Acoustic Research Space

    A UW-Madison music professor joins the show to tell us what electro-acoustic music is, and to tell us about the Electro-Acoustic Research Space that makes it possible for him and his students to experiment with instruments.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Donald Kettl Guest
  • Lian Law Guest
  • Daniel Grabois Guest

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