Investing In Innovation, Lake Levels, Investigation Into Clergy Abuse

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Clay banks are eroding along Lake Superior
In this photo taken June 12, 2020, clay banks can be seen eroding along the Lake Superior shoreline in Herbster where the town installed rocks to protect a road that was damaged by fall storms in 2017. Danielle Kaeding/WPR

A bill making its way through Congress would invest billions in domestic research and innovation in an effort to boost America’s competitiveness with China. We break down what’s in the legislation, and the impact it could have on U.S. businesses. Then, we look at why water levels in the Great Lakes are dropping. And, we take closer look at the investigation into clergy abuse in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • What A New Federal Investment Could Mean For Tech Manufacturing

    The U.S. Senate is poised to pass a bill this week which would boost funding for research and development into technology and manufacturing. We talk about what it would mean for American industry and competition with China.

  • Why Water Levels In Great Lakes Are Dropping

    Water levels have dropped in the Great Lakes after years of record highs. We learn about why from a coastal engineering expert.

  • A Look At The State's Investigation Into Catholic Clergy Abuse

    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee says it will not cooperate in the state’s new investigation into abuse by clergy members. We discuss at what Attorney General Josh Kaul is looking for from the Catholic Church, why the archdiocese is pushing back, and what may happen next.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Jonathan Gruber Guest
  • Adam Bechle Guest
  • Howard Schweber Guest

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