Future Targets Of Russian Hacking, Foxconn Water Needs, Opioids A Public Health Emergency

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After Russian hacking aimed to sway the 2016 election, cyber security experts warn the efforts won’t stop there. Our guest says the next target could be charities, religious groups, and more foundations of a civil society. We also talk with a reporter about the needs of technology manufacturer Foxconn for access to Lake Michigan water. Plus, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency today. We find out what that means for treating those with addiction.

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  • Next Target Of Russian Hacking: Civil Society In America

    After widespread Russian hacking during the 2016 elections, and a social media influenced campaign, a cybersecurity expert says the next targets could be charities, religious organizations, activist groups, and other key elements of civil society.

  • Projected Water Needs Of Wisconsin's Future Foxconn Plant

    Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn recently announced that the location for their proposed electronics manufacturing plant will be in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The $10 billion LCD screen manufacturing facility itself will need to be built, and in addition, it will need to be able to count on sufficient infrastructure from the surrounding municipalities.

    One aspect is the need to transport very large quantities of water to the plant, and to be able to treat wastewater before it is discharged back into the environment. We talk to a reporter from WisContext who’s been looking into the issue.

  • President Trump Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

    President Trump declared a national public health emergency today in response to the nationwide opioid crisis. To put the announcement today in perspective, more than 64,000 Americans died in 2016 from an opioid-related overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And it’s estimated that more than two million Americans are addicted to either prescription opioids or illegal drugs, such as heroin. We speak with a LaCrosse doctor who has been working to combat the opioid epidemic and find out what still needs to be accomplished.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Susan Landau Guest
  • Scott Gordon Guest
  • Dr. Chris Eberlein Guest

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