Endangered bats, Preventative care coverage, Distracted drivers

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bats hanging in a cave
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A DNR biologist helps us learn more about the role bats play in the Wisconsin ecosystem and the threats to their existence. Then, we learn more about the potential impact on preventative care threatened by legal action against the Affordable Care Act. Later, a transportation safety official joins us to discuss the dangers and costs of distracted driving.

Featured in this Show

  • Multiple Wisconsin bat species are becoming endangered

    The Northern Long-eared Bat and the Tri-Colored Bat are becoming endangered species. A Wisconsin DNR biologist joins us to explain the role they play in the ecosystem and the biggest threats to their existence.

  • The hidden threat of distracted drivers

    Highways are becoming more dangerous, but the number of distracted drivers is unclear. We talk to the Vice Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board about how to save lives by preventing distracted driving.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • J. Paul White Guest
  • Bruce Landsberg Guest