ISIS Leader Killed, Appleton High’s ‘Zen Den,’ Lawmakers Discuss Agriculture

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Wisconsin’s agriculture industry is in a challenging spot these days. We talk to two lawmakers about how they think the state can help. We also hear about Appleton East High’s new mental health “zen den.” Plus, we look at what the death of Islamic State’s leader means for the fight against ISIS.

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  • What ISIS Leader's Death Means For the Fight Against Terrorism

    The leader of the Islamic State killed himself during a raid by U.S. forces in northwestern Syria on Saturday. We look at what the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi means for the war against ISIS and the fight against global terrorism.

  • 'Zen Den' At Appleton East High School Offers Students Dedicated Mental Health Space

    Appleton East High School introduced a space where students can spend time during the day to de-stress and focus on improving their mental health. We talk to the school’s principal about how the space works, and how students are taking to it so far.

  • Lawmaker Conversation: Agriculture In Wisconsin

    Hundreds of dairy farms have closed in Wisconsin in recent years as farmers deal with low milk prices and trade tariffs. We talk with a Democratic and Republican state lawmaker about what they’re doing to provide support and where they see room for bipartisan progress on agriculture.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Jessica Stern Guest
  • Matt Mineau Guest
  • Rep. Travis Tranel Guest
  • Rep. Don Vruwink Guest

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