Household size decline, Consumer scams

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A street in Rice Lake, Wis.
Rice Lake, Wis. Photo: damian entwistle (CC-BY-NC)

An urban planning expert tells us why Wisconsin’s housing stock isn’t lining up with the size of households in the state. Then, a state consumer protection official updates us on the latest scams targeting the public.

Featured in this Show

  • Why Wisconsin's declining household size isn't matching the size of available housing

    A recent report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum shows Wisconsin households are shrinking at a rate slightly faster than the national average over the last five decades. We talk about some of the factors behind that trend with a UW-Madison professor of urban planning.

  • The latest scams you might not know about

    You might consider yourself savvy to scams, but scammers are coming up with new schemes every day. We talk to a consumer protection specialist about the latest and not-so-greatest cons that we should be wary of.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Kurt Paulsen Guest
  • Michelle Reinen Guest

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