Latest On The State Budget, Young Adults And Pressure To Be Exceptional

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The Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

A political scientist joins the show to break down the latest news on the state budget. Then, we talk about the pressure on young people to live their “best lives” and how it’s affecting their mental health.

Featured in this Show

  • State Budget Talk

    Legislative Republicans plan to remove hundreds of items from Gov. Evers’ proposed budget. A political scientist explains what we might expect once the process is done.

  • In A World Where You Could Do Anything, Young Adults Feel Pressure To Be Extraordinary

    Young adulthood is a time in our lives when, in theory, anything could happen. We talk with the author of a new book about the ways in which society and social media are creating a generation of unhappy young people feeling pressure to ‘be their best’ before they even have time to figure out what to be.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Michele Gerard Good Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Jonah Ralston Guest
  • Rainesford Stauffer Guest