Early Estimates Show Wisconsin Unemployment Rate At All Time Low In February, Wisconsin Newspaper Companies Oppose Canadian Paper Tariffs, How Food Choices Are Connected To Cognitive Power

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A new book provides expert advice and a framework for adapting a diet that is healthy for your brain. We talk to the author about foods that can help with cognitive performance and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. We also hear more about Wisconsin paper companies’ reaction to Canadian paper tariffs and we take a look at Wisconsin’s unemployment rate.

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  • Early Estimates Show Wisconsin Unemployment Rate At All Time Low In February

    The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.9 percent in February, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The preliminary estimates would mark a historic low in the state’s monthly unemployment rate. Steven Deller, professor of agriculture and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension, joins us to talk about the statistics and what it means for the state’s economy.

  • Wisconsin Newspapers Opposing Tariffs On Canadian Paper

    The Trump administration has proposed tariffs of more than 22% on newsprint being imported from Canada. The move is raising concern in the newspaper and publishing industries in Wisconsin and around the country. A WPR reporter shares what state business groups are saying about the move and the effect it could have on news reporting.

  • How Food Affects Your Brain

    We know that the foods you eat can affect the way you feel. But what about the way you think? That’s the concept behind a new book, “Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power.” We talk with the author about what should be on your menu.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Gretchen Brown Producer
  • Steve Deller Guest
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Lisa Mosconi Guest

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