Ideals Of America, Nurses During COVID-19 Outbreak, Sports Shutdowns

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We discuss some of America’s biggest fundamental founding concepts with a historian from Wisconsin. Also, a new report found a strategy of “lean” staffing for nurses at hospitals has become more common. We find out what it means for nurses and patients. Plus, the impact of COVID-19 on the sports world.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin Historian Explores The Ideas That Made America

    Liberty, equality, and self-reliance are just some of the concepts that Americans have been wrangling and redefining for centuries. We talk with a UW historian about her new book exploring how ideas have animated our past and shape the present day.

  • Wisconsin Watch: Nurses Struggle With Manufacturing-Derived Staffing

    A recent report from Wisconsin Watch and the Cap Times found “lean” staffing strategies have been putting stress on some Wisconsin nurses, making it exceedingly difficult to provide a high standard of care. We talk to the two reporters who worked on the story.

  • How COVID-19 Is Disrupting Sports In Wisconsin

    Many sporting events across the nation, including in Wisconsin, have been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We look at what’s been affected in Wisconsin and what the future plans are for the various sports leagues.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen Guest
  • Bram Sable-Smith Guest
  • Parker Schorr Guest
  • Megan Hart Guest