Food Friday, Milwaukee Overdose Deaths, June Jobs Numbers

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Milwaukee is on pace to see a new record for yearly drug overdose deaths. We find out what’s behind the rising numbers. We also talk about the economy and the June jobs numbers. Plus, one of our favorite grilling experts joins the show to share tips on making barbecue ribs.

Featured in this Show

  • Food Friday: Smoking, Saucing, And Grilling Ribs

    Ahead of one of the most popular grilling days of the year, Meathead Goldwyn joins us to tell us everything we need to know about making the perfect pork ribs. He shares tips on smoking, grilling, sauce making, and more.

  • Milwaukee Overdose Deaths On Track To Surpass Record

    Overdose deaths in Milwaukee are on pace to break 2019’s record. A reporter explains the trend. He also reveals how the pandemic’s pressures, including isolation and unemployment, make recovery more difficult.

  • White House Touts June Jobs Numbers As 'Historic', While Economists Warn Caution

    The United States added nearly 4.8 million jobs to the economy in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the White House is claiming this as a historic victory, economists warn that the path to economic recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic could take years. We’ll talk to an economics correspondent about the numbers.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Meathead Goldwyn Guest
  • Edgar Mendez Guest
  • Heather Long Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director