Congressional spending bill, Wisconsin artesian wells

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington.
In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

A Washington D.C. reporter takes us through the government spending bill that passed through both the House and the Senate. Then, a WPR reporter and a water conservation expert help us understand the controversy surrounding artesian wells in Wisconsin.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Ginger Gibson Guest
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Peter Annin Guest

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