Eau Claire Sets $1 Fine For Possession Of Marijuana, Life Expectancy Continues To Decline, Both Sides Of Transmission Line Project

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A proposed power line project would run about 125 miles from west of Madison to Dubuque County in Iowa. We hear from both sides. And the city of Eau Claire has reduced the fine for possession of marijuana to $1 for first-time offenders. We talk about this and more state stories on Wisconsin News Roundup. And we look at what’s behind the continued decline in life expectancy.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup – November 30, 2018

    The UW System president reprimanded the chancellor of UW-La Crosse for inviting an adult film star to speak on campus as part of free speech week. We find out more about the controversy. We also check in on how Governor-elect Tony Evers’ policies on health care could be shaping up and hear how marijuana policy is changing around the state.

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Continues To Drop

    Despite previous gains, the U.S. life expectancy has been declining for the past few years. We’ll look at the causes and possible approaches to reverse the trend.

  • Arguments For And Against The Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line

    The proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line is under review with federal and state regulators. We talk to two people who make the case for and against it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Dr. Patrick Remington Guest
  • Kaya Freiman Guest
  • Mike Van Sicklen Guest