Fire Fighting Chemicals Pose Threat To Green Bay, Repeat Winners In Wisconsin Lottery Cause Reason For Suspicion, The Case For Limiting School Security

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A new report by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism take a closer look at winners of the Wisconsin lottery system whose luck seemed to good to be true. We talk to the reporter about what they found. We also hear from a UW-Green Bay professor about why adding security in schools, like guns for teachers, might not help the situation. We also find out more about a firefighter training facility that produces chemicals that may be harming the Green Bay.

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  • Concerns Growing Over Chemical Contamination In Marinette Area

    A plume of chemicals in the ground beneath a firefighting training facility in Marinette has environmentalists worried about the pollution making its way into Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. The chemicals have already been wells throughout the area. We talk to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Lee Bergquist about the news and what’s being done to clean up the contamination.

  • Repeat Winners In Wisconsin's Lottery: Just Plain Lucky Or Something More?

    A new report from The Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism explores patterns in repeat winners in the Wisconsin Lottery, such as Annie Mason of Milwaukee who has bought tickets worth $600 or more 65 times since the year 2000. We learn more from a UW-Madison student journalist.

  • Researcher Makes The Case For Fewer Guns, Less Security At Schools

    Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lawmakers have been calling for more security in school. But one researcher says that we need to rethink how we secure our schools. She argues that schools actually need fewer armed guards and more empathy. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Associate Professor Jennifer Young joins us to give us her take.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Lee Bergquist Guest
  • Peter Coutu Guest
  • Jennifer Young Guest

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