Governor Walker Promises UW Tuition Freeze If Reelected, How Low Unemployment Rates Affect Employers In Wisconsin

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Governor Walker has promised to extend the tuition freeze for in-state UW undergraduate students for the next four years if reelected. We discuss that and other state news on Wisconsin News roundup. We also learn how low unemployment rates are affecting employers looking to hire and we discuss the white house’s declaration that the war on poverty is over.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup – July 27, 2018

    Governor Walker has said that if he wins re-election, he plans to freeze tuition for the UW System for another four years. We look at the reaction the idea is getting. We also find out the latest about the shooting of a police officer in Milwaukee, and discuss the backlash a Brewers pitcher is getting for old tweets.

  • What Low Unemployment Is Like For Employers Looking To Hire

    Wisconsin has been at or near record-low unemployment for months, and that’s presenting some challenges for companies that are looking to hire. We talk to an economist about the impact of low unemployment on businesses in the state.

  • White House Report Claims 'War On Poverty' Is Over

    According to the U.S. Census, more than 43 million Americans were living below the poverty line in 2016. But a recent report released from the White House says initiatives to reduce poverty in the United States over the last 50 years have largely been a success. Timothy Smeeding–Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics and former Director of the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty–joins us to talk about the report and what it could mean for social programs in the future.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Jim McGibany Guest
  • Timothy Smeeding Guest

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