County Lawsuits On Opioids, Wisconsin License Plates, Puerto Rico Update, Wisconsin Doctor In Puerto Rico

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A group of Wisconsin counties are banding together for a potential lawsuit against drug companies for their role in the opioid crisis. A legal expert discusses the effort with us. We check in on Puerto Rican recovery efforts in the wake of the President’s remarks saying that federal relief workers couldn’t stay on the island indefinitely. A Wisconsin doctor also talks with us about his work in Puerto Rico. Plus, we talk about the push from a business lobby to remove “America’s Dairyland” from Wisconsin’s license plates.

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  • More Wisconsin Counties Seeking To Sue Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

    Counties in states across the country are filing lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies for their involvement in the opioid crisis. In Wisconsin, Marathon County could be the latest to file suit. We speak with legal expert Carl Tobias from the University of Richmond School of Law to find out about the legal challenges.

  • Should Wisconisn Change Its License Plate Slogan?

    The executive director of Wisconsin Manufactures and Commerce is calling for the state to remove the slogan “America’s Dairyland” from Wisconsin license plates. We find out why and hear what you think about the idea.

    Is our prominent role in agriculture still worth celebrating, or is it time for a more modern slogan for the state? You can give us a call at 800 642-1234.

  • Puerto Rico Still Struggling To Recover Following Hurricane Maria

    Much of Puerto Rico is still without power and many residents don’t have access to clean water following Hurricane Maria. We speak with USA Today’s Alan Gomez about the latest news out of Puerto Rico.

  • LaCrosse Doctor Recounts His Experience In Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria wreaked devastation throughout Puerto Rico. In the weeks since the storm hit the U.S. territory, the island has struggled to restore power and clean water to residents. LaCrosse doctor Julio Bird was in Puerto Rico visiting family when the storm hit and tells us his story.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Carl Tobias Guest
  • Mark Sommerhauser Guest
  • Alan Gomez Guest
  • Dr. Julio Bird Guest

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