Emergency Room Reality, Ice Harvesting History, Week In Washington

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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

We get an inside look at hospital life from an emergency room physician. Then we learn about the history of ice harvesting in Wisconsin. And our weekly roundup of Washington news includes the House vote on sending articles of impeachment to the Senate side of Capitol Hill.

Featured in this Show

  • The Full Picture of an Emergency Room Visit

    As patients, we might interpret long wait times and little face time with doctors as a sign of a lack of care from an emergency room. An ER physician explains how the stressed, overcrowded system is really what’s preventing nurses and doctors from giving you their full attention.

  • The History Of Ice Harvesting In Wisconsin

    Temperatures are getting colder in Wisconsin, and that means the state’s lakes will soon start freezing over (if they haven’t already). We’ll talk about the history behind ice harvesting – a big Wisconsin industry from yesteryear that relied on ice from the state’s frozen lakes every winter.

  • This Week In Washington – January 15, 2020

    Democratic candidates for president faced off last night in the final debate before the Iowa caucus. We look back at the issues that got discussed, and the state of the 2020 race. We also find out how President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is shaping up.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Gina Siddiqui Guest
  • Ann Waidelich Guest
  • Daniel Newhauser Guest
  • Ginger Gibson Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer