Legalized Hemp, Gannett Publishing Receives Buyout Bid, Wisconsin News Roundup

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Gannett, a company that publishes several online and print newspapers in the state, has received a $1.36 billion buyout bid from a hedge-fund backed media group. We talk about the likelihood of Gannett accepting the offer, and how that could change the state’s media landscape. We also learn about farming hemp in Wisconsin and take a look at the top state news stories.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Derrell Connor Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Rob Richard Guest
  • Margot Susca Guest

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