Local government control, Grey wolf protections reinstated

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A Wisconsin professor tells us why city, county and town governments have less autonomy than they used to. Then, we check in on Wisconsin’s gray wolf population and the canceled hunt, with the help of a wildlife biologist.

Featured in this Show

  • The state of local government control in Wisconsin

    Our guest argues that local control — the power of local governments to make independent decisions for their communities — has eroded in Wisconsin. He explains why local governments have less autonomy than they used to and proposes ways to get that control back.

  • What's next for Wisconsin's gray wolf population as federal protections are reinstated

    Gray wolves are back on the endangered species list and Wisconsin has canceled future hunts. We’ll explore what happens next and how the population can be maintained.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Michael Ford Guest
  • Peter David Guest