Getting to know house sparrows, Wisconsin’s fetal protection laws, Postal Service update

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United States Postal Service carrier Henrietta Dixon gets into her truck
United States Postal Service carrier Henrietta Dixon gets into her truck to deliver mail in Philadelphia, May 6, 2020. The U.S. Postal Service plans to close 18 mail-sorting facilities, including one in Wausau. Matt Rourke/AP Photo

Wisconsin’s fetal protection law is one of the nation’s most punitive. We find out how it impacts pregnant people in the state. We also get an update on the latest happenings at the United States Postal Service. Plus, we get acquainted with the seemingly boring house sparrow.

Featured in this Show

  • Getting to know the unassuming house sparrow

    House sparrows may not be the most colorful or exciting bird in the sky, but they’re one of the most common. A DNR biologist helps us get acquainted with the sparrows and their daily routine.

  • US Postal Service will electrify its trucks by 2026

    The U.S. Postal Service announced a plan last month to shift to electric delivery trucks by 2026. We talk about how the fleet will switch over and what it means for the White House’s relationship with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

  • Wisconsin's fetal protection law, which allows detainment of pregnant people, is one of the strictest in the country

    Wisconsin has one of the strictest fetal protection laws in the country, just one of a handful that allows detainment of pregnant women, and the only one with a low burden of proof that a pregnant person is using drugs. A reporter shares her investigation of this law and how it affects pregnant people in Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Nick Anich Guest
  • Jacob Bogage Guest
  • Phoebe Petrovic Guest