Low-income workers, Wisconsin drought risk

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A blue banner at a career fair booth says "Now Hiring."
Students attend a career fair Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at Random Lake High School in Random Lake, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We learn more about the gains made by low-income workers thanks to pandemic-era policies. Then, a weather expert joins us to explain Wisconsin’s recent dry spell and the risk of drought.

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Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Timothy Smeeding Guest