Flood preparedness, What’s at stake in a potential state Supreme Court impeachment

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Janet Protasiewicz raises her hand to swear in.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice-elect Janet Protasiewicz is sworn in by Justice Ann Walsh Bradley on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

The state Democratic party is planning an ad campaign to pressure Republicans against impeaching liberal state Supreme Court justice Janet Protasiewicz. We hear from a former member of the court about what’s at stake. We also learn more about how communities can better prepare for heavy flooding.

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  • Newly elected Justice Janet Protasiewicz faces threat of impeachment

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Daniel Wright Guest
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Janine Geske Guest