Community college enrollment, Alcohol deaths

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A WPR reporter and a community college official help us understand why enrollment is down for these smaller institutions. Then, researchers at the Wisconsin Policy Forum join us to share their analysis of alcohol-induced deaths increasing the state.

Featured in this Show

  • Why enrollment at community colleges are declining

    New data shows that student enrollment at the nation’s community colleges is down 15 percent from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We look at why the two-year schools are being hit particularly hard and what’s being done to recruit and retain students.

  • Alcohol-induced deaths continue to spike in Wisconsin

    An analysis from the Wisconsin Policy Forum found a sharp increase in alcohol-induced deaths in Wisconsin in 2020. We learn more about the problem and prevention efforts.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Martha Parham Guest
  • Mark Sommerhauser Guest
  • Ari Brown Guest
  • Dr. Patrick Remington Guest