Lawmakers To Decide On Incentive Package For Kimberly Clark, UW-Madison Law Students Represent Detained Families In Immigration Court, Why Swamps And Wetlands Are Vital To Our Environment — Especially Now

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Gov. Scott Walker is urging senators to pass an incentive package by the end of the month that could keep at least one of the two Fox Valley locations of Kimberly-Clark open. We learn the latest details in that and more on the Wisconsin News Roundup. We also hear why swamps, despite their less than glamorous connotations, are very important to our environment. And we hear from UW-Madison students who took a trip to Texas to get real world experience in immigration court.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup – September 14, 2018

    State lawmakers are deciding how to vote on an incentive package for paper manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, which plans to close two factories in the Fox Valley. We find out where things stand. We also get an update on groundwater contamination caused by Tyco Fire Products in northeastern Wisconsin. Plus, the winner of the contest for the state’s best tasting drinking water.

  • UW Law Students Travel To Texas To Represent Detained Families In Immigration Court

    law students from the University of Wisconsin recently traveled to Texas, but this was no ordinary field trip. These students, along with their professor, were there to represent detained migrants in immigration court, many of whom are seeking asylum in the United States. We hear from the professor and one student about the experience.

  • Don't Drain The Swamp! The Case For Wetland Preservation

    Swamps may not have the best reputation. Maybe that’s why the phrase ‘drain the swamp’ has taken off in Washington. But swamps play a very important purpose in our environment…and with increasing heavy rain events and storms, they may become more important than ever. Our guest scientist makes the case for preserving swamps and other forms of wetlands.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Erin Barbato Guest
  • Daniela Juarez Guest
  • Gillian Davies Guest

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