A freshwater ecologist brings us research that sets new definitions for lakes, ponds and wetlands. Then, we talk to the mayor of Madison about the city’s alternative response program for nonviolent mental health emergency calls. Later, an author shares his new book looking at the role of immigration in Midwestern farming.
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What's the difference between lakes, ponds and wetlands?
A group of researchers set specific definitions for what bodies of water classify as lakes, ponds and wetlands. We learn about their ecosystems and why the distinctions matter.
Checking in on a different approach to emergency mental health calls in Madison
The City of Madison launched an alternative response program for nonviolent mental health emergency calls nearly a year ago. We talk to the city’s mayor about how the program is going, and its recent expansion city-wide.
The connections between farming families on either side of the US-Mexico border
We hear stories of Americans farmers and their reliance on Mexican workers, and how their developed relationships contrast with the politics around immigration.
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