Governor Walker Signs Budget Bill And Announces Presidential Bid, Science Headlines, The History Of Purity In America

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A new project from a solar energy company will launch satellites with solar panels to better capture and create power here on Earth. We learn about how the project will work, and get the scoop on other major science stories. We also discuss the history of sexual purity movements in America, and we talk to WPR’s state capitol reporter about the latest headlines about Governor Scott Walker, including his candidacy for the president.

Featured in this Show

  • Governor Scott Walker Signs State Budget Bill And Announces His Candidacy For President

    On Sunday Governor Scott Walker signed the state budget bill into law, and Monday morning he officially announced his candidacy for president. WPR’s state capitol reporter Shawn Johnson discusses the latest news around Governor Walker.

  • The Link Between Genghis Khan And Climate Change, And Other Cool Science News

    Over the past 75 years, Mongolia’s temperature has risen more than two degrees Celsius. Discover Magazine editor Gemma Tarlach looks at how climate change is playing a role in Mongolia today, paralleled with the role it played in the rise of Genghis Khan in the 13th century. She also discusses some other top science headlines.

  • Sexual Purity Movements In America, Past And Present

    Purity organizations like True Love Waits and others have gotten growing attention in American culture–and they are part of a tradition going back centuries. A guest traces the impact of sexual purity movements, and the story behind Virgin America.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Gemma Tarlach Guest
  • Sara Moslener Guest

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