Financial literary for incarcerated people, Trump ballot case, Extreme weather

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The Supreme Court shown Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP Photo

We hear about an Eau Claire program that teaches incarcerated people financial literacy, an analysis of the Supreme Court arguments on the Trump ballot eligibility case, and what the hottest year on record bodes for the future of extreme weather.

Featured in this Episode

  • Local credit union teaches financial literacy to incarcerated Wisconsinites

    An Eau Claire-area credit union has won awards for its program teaching financial literacy in the Wisconsin prison system. We learn more about how the program works and the broader financial challenges that face incarcerated people.

  • SCOTUS debates on the Trump ballot eligibility question

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will determine whether or not former president Donald Trump can appear on the ballot this fall. A law professor explains the legal arguments of the case and the far-reaching consequences the decision could have. 

  • What the hottest year on record taught us about the state of climate change

    With reports that 2023 was the hottest year on record, paired with the rare occurrence of a winter tornado in Wisconsin, evidence of the rapid progression of climate change has been on many people’s minds. We talk to a climate scientist about what current and historic global temperatures reveal about the consequences of climate change and the possibility of mitigating them.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Cooper Larson  Guest
  • Marianne Oleson Guest
  • Jerome Dillard Guest
  • Derek T. Muller Guest
  • Steve Vavrus Guest
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director

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