College Applications Rising In Wisconsin, Post-Game Interviews, Sickle Cell Anemia And Racism In Healthcare

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A student walks into the University Center on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at UW-Whitewater. Angela Major/WPR

Two higher education journalists join the show to talk about why UW-System is seeing an uptick in freshman applications, and how that compares to national trends. Then, we hear a perspective from the sports world about how to improve the post-game interview. And we discuss the impact of racism in healthcare impacts patients with sickle cell anemia.

Featured in this Show

  • UW System Applications Rise Nearly 30 Percent, But National Trends More Mixed

    University of Wisconsin System campuses saw a jump in freshman applications for the fall semester, which could be due in part to a recent streamlining of the application process. We find out more about the numbers in Wisconsin and check in on what colleges around the country are seeing as they prepare for a more normal academic year.

  • How To Make The Post-Game Interview Relevant Again

    Post-game interviews with don’t usually give fans new information, and some athletes are frustrated with them too. We talk with a sports journalism professor about what’s missing and how to make interviews matter again.

  • How Racism In Healthcare Harms Patients With Sickle Cell Anemia

    A new study found that children with sickle cell anemia don’t consistently get a screening that could prevent lifesaving strokes. Two doctors explain the ways that structural racism harms patients with sickle cell anemia, most of whom are Black.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Scott Jaschik Guest
  • Nicole Kraft Guest
  • Dr. Alexandra Power-Hays Guest
  • Dr. Patrick McGann Guest

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