How Girl Scout Cookies Stole Our Hearts, 5G And Huawei, Wisconsin News Roundup

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. China’s government called on Washington on Tuesday to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei following the tech giant’s indictment in the U.S. on charges of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran. (Andy Wong/AP Photo)

Several countries have banned Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei over security concerns in building 5G infrastructure. We discuss the indictments against the company and explain 5G technology. We also talk about how Girl Scout cookies became and American staple and take a look at this week’s Wisconsin news.

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  • The Season Many Americans Love?, Girl Scout Cookie Season

    The craving that many Americans are familiar with that can only be fulfilled for a few short months a year? There’s no craving like a Girl Scout cookie craving and it’s a fundraiser that has had a long life already. They’ve become a cultural staple in America over the years. We take a look at the history of the Girl Scout cookies and hear your stories as well.

  • The Concerns Over Huawei And 5G Technology

    Indictments against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei were unsealed by the U.S. Justice Department this week that charge the company with engaging in alleged corporate espionage. The news comes as multiple countries have either banned or are considering a ban preventing the company from building 5G infrastructure amid security concerns. We talk to a tech reporter about what 5G technology is, and the worries about Huawei’s role in its future.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Jessie Opoien Guest
  • Lee Snodgrass Guest
  • Steven Overly Guest

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