How Farming Could Collapse In America — And What Can Be Done About It, Testing Capacity For Coronavirus In Wisconsin, Enbridge Not Condemning Private Property On Pipeline Reroute

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Our guest makes a case for how to save the ailing agricultural system — including farms — in America. We take also a look at why Wisconsin’s COVID-19 testing ability is dropping. And we look at where Enbridge is hoping to reroute its Line 5 crude oil pipeline.

Featured in this Show

  • The Future Of Farming And The US Food System

    Farms have evolved over the last few decades to be bigger and more efficient. But some of the changes have had unforeseen environmental consequences. We talk to a journalist about the U.S. agriculture system and how its current trajectory could impact our food system.

  • Inconsistent Supply Of Test Materials Makes Covid-19 Testing A Challenge

    The federal government has been shifting coronavirus testing supplies to ‘hot spots’ in states around the nation, leaving some Wisconsin heath systems and local health organizations feeling the strain on their testing abilities. We talk with a local reporter to learn more about how the supply chain works and how health care workers adjust testing measures in response.

  • What's Happening With A New Route For Enbridge's Line 5 Pipeline?

    A WPR reporter tells us about how the Canadian energy company Enbridge is looking to reroute its Line 5 crude oil pipeline. That’s following a lawsuit filed by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to remove the current line from its land.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tom Philpott Guest
  • Adam Rogan Guest
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest

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