Immigration And The Wisconsin Dairy Industry, Defense Secretary Mattis Says Climate Change Is Real And A Threat To U.S. Interests, Bias In Crowdfunding

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A new report from WPR and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism digs into how immigration and immigration policies impact the state’s dairy industry. We get the details. And crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money for business start-ups, charitable causes and more. But it turns out that racial biases can affect how successful different campaigns are. Also, Defense Secretary Mattis testified in his confirmation hearing that climate change is a threat to national security. We’ll speak with a military expert about the news.

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  • Wisconsin Dairy Producers Struggle To Keep Immigrant Workers

    President Trump has vowed to deport undocumented immigrants and has taken hard line stances on immigration during his time in the White House. Dairy producers in Wisconsin and around the country rely heavily on the work of immigrants, many of whom are believed to be undocumented. A reporter tells us the impact Trump’s policy is having on the dairy industry.

  • Defense Secretary Mattis Says Climate Change Is Real And A Threat To U.S. Interests

    In written testimony obtained by ProPublica, now-Defense Secretary James Mattis said climate change is a growing concern to American national security issues. We’ll speak with Nora Bensahel of American University about the testimony and what it means for the Trump Administration.

  • Study Finds Evidence Of Racial Bias On Crowdfunding Sites

    A forthcoming study found evidence of racial bias on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We talk to one of the researchers about bias against African-American entrepreneurs in particular, and what entrepreneurs and websites can do to eliminate it.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Alexandra Hall Guest
  • Nora Bensahel Guest
  • Venkat Kuppuswamy Guest

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