Congressional climate action, Free school meal program

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Steam billows from a coal-fired power plant.
Steam billows from a coal-fired power plant Nov. 18, 2021, in Craig, Colo. The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30, 2022, limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. Rick Bowmer/AP Photo

A climate reporter helps us learn more about the environmental provisions in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. Then, we learn more about how the end of universal free school lunches will affect children and families.

Featured in this Show

  • Looking at climate change provisions in Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act

    Democrats in the U.S. Senate have passed a bill that’s being called the most ambitious action on climate change from the U.S. to date. We talk to a climate policy reporter about what the bill will do, and where efforts to fight climate change go next.

  • Impact on families after end of universal free school meal program

    The federal government extended free school meals to all K-12 students during the pandemic, but that offer is now coming to an end. A Wisconsin reporter and an expert in the field talk with us about how the end of the universal free school program may impact families and students.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Lisa Friedman Guest
  • Krista Ruffini Guest
  • Erin Gretzinger Guest