Climate change action, Candida auris fungus, Emergency teaching licenses

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Maisa Rojas, minister of environment of Chile, speaks at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Peter Dejong/AP Photo

We talk to a sociologist and a political scientist about the social and political obstacles to fighting climate change. Then, an infectious disease doctor tells us about efforts to prevent the spread of a dangerous fungus. Later, we talk to a researcher about a rise in emergency teaching licenses in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Social and political obstacles to combating climate change

    The U.N. released a new report warning of catastrophic consequences if more isn’t done to prevent climate change. A political scientist and a sociologist join us to discuss what stands in the way of more substantial efforts to combat climate change.

  • Preventing the spread of dangerous, drug-resistant fungus

    The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention warns they’ve seen an increase in the potentially dangerous, drug-resistant fungus Candida aurus. We speak with an infectious disease physician about maintaining sterile facilities and staying safe.

  • Why more Wisconsin schools have turned to emergency teaching licenses

    The lead researcher on a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report that looks at emergency teaching licenses joins the show to share trends from over the last decade.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Jeremiah Bohr Guest
  • Brad Mapes-Martins Guest
  • Dr. David Andes Guest
  • Donald Cramer Guest

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