The Cost Of Empty Storefronts, Congress Is Debating No Child Left Behind, Citizens Utility Board Report

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A recent study shows that unused buildings in downtown areas can cost a community up to $76,000 a year. A community development expert discusses what these findings mean for Main Street communities in Wisconsin. We also talk to an education reporter about the updated versions of No Child Left Behind being debated in the U.S. Senate and in the House this week.

Featured in this Show

  • The Economic Cost Of Empty Storefronts In Wisconsin

    In addition to being eyesores, empty storefronts can have big economic costs for the cities and towns that house them. An economic development educator discusses how empty storefronts impact downtowns, and how investments in these buildings can pay off for property owners and the community.

  • Congress Debates Updates To No Child Left Behind

    This week lawmakers are debating updated versions of No Child Left Behind in the U.S. Senate and in the House. An education reporter breaks down these updated versions of the bill and discusses how they could change national education policy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Amy Greil Guest
  • Alyson Klein Guest

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