GOP Health Care Bill And State Families, Wisconsin’s Recycling Pioneer, Reclaiming The Dressing Room

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A new study examines the potential effect the American Health Care Act on Wisconsin families. We break down the numbers and discuss the bill’s progress. We also learn about the Wisconsin woman who helped create the modern system of recycling. Plus, an author joins us to talk about the history of clothing sizes and how women can “take back the fitting room.”

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  • GOP Health Care Plan Could Negatively Affect Wisconsin Families

    A new report from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families argues that the new Republican health care plan could have a negative impact on families throughout the state. WCCF Research Director Jon Peacock joins us to explain the report.

  • Plastics Recycling Originated Right Here In Wisconsin

    It may come as a surprise to learn that the recycling symbol at the bottom of plastic containers – a global recycling standard – originated right here in Wisconsin. A peek into the life story of plastic recycling pioneer Milly Zantow and how her work continues to drive recycling efforts today.

  • Why One Size Rarely Fits Anyone

    Your body’s measurements may not have changed as you walk from the department store at one end of the mall to the luxury retailer at the other end, but many women know firsthand that the size on their tag won’t be the same. We talk to a writer who traced the history of clothing sizes and talks about “the fight to take back the fitting room.”

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Jon Peacock Guest
  • Elise Moser Guest
  • Eliana Dockterman Guest

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