Grant To Expand Broadband In Rural Wisconsin, Documentary On The Black Panther Party, And The Ethical Conversations Surrounding The Zika Virus

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Companies in Wisconsin are set to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants to expand broadband internet access to rural parts of the state. Our guest explains where the money is coming from, and how it’ll change those areas. We also get the latest on the ethical and moral conversations that are being had about the Zika virus, and talk to a documentary film director about his recent project on the Black Panther Party.

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  • Federal Money Pouring Into Wisconsin To Bolster Rural Broadband Access

    The Federal Communications Commission is providing more than $570-million in federal grant money to expand broadband internet access in rural areas in Wisconsin. Bill Esbeck–Executive Director at the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association–joins us to talk about the funding and what that access will mean for rural communities.

  • Documentary Explores The History And Importance Of The Black Panther Movement

    The Black Panther Party came out of the turbulent 1960s looking to protect mostly-black communities from racial injustice, but soon found itself the target of federal raids and attacks. The director of a new documentary on the group joins us to discuss the importance of the movement, and how it inspired activists today.

  • As Concern Grows Over The Zika Virus Outbreak, So Do The Moral And Ethical Conversations

    As cases of the Zika virus continue to rise throughout Latin America, moral and ethical conversations are being had about women’s reproductive health, medicine, and resources available to babies suffering from microcephaly–a developmental disorder that’s being linked to Zika. Ruth Faden is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She joins us to talk about the intersection of public health and ethics.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Bill Esbeck Guest
  • Stanley Nelson Guest
  • Ruth Faden Guest

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