Middle Class Prosperity, On Congress, Interesting Girls In Science And Math Careers

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Next month, the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha is holding a conference aimed at encouraging girls to consider science, math, and engineering as careers. Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert talk to two of the program’s organizers about the work they’re doing. They also talk to USA Today’s politics and Congress editor about the latest news from Capitol Hill, a reporter explores how areas of western Wisconsin are repairing land damaged by sand used for hydraulic fracturing, and Rob and Veronica examine why the American middle class is no longer the most prosperous in the world.

Featured in this Show

  • American Middle Class Not As Prosperous

    While the rich in America are getting richer, reports show lower- and middle-income earners are falling behind their peers around the world. An economics reporter explains why the American middle class is not as prosperous as it used to be.

  • This Week In Congress – April 23, 2014

    USA Today Politics and Congress Editor Paul Singer joins Central Time for his weekly update on happenings in Congress.

  • Wisconsin Program Aims To Encourage Girls To Enter STEM Fields

    Next month, UW-Waukesha is hosting it’s sixth annual GEMS conference, aimed at encouraging girls to consider engineering, math, and science as careers. Two of the program’s organizers tell us why it’s needed and what girls who attend can expect from the conference.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Cynthia Schuster Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Arthur Delaney Guest
  • Paul Singer Guest
  • Elizabeth Hensiak Guest
  • Holly Wehrhahn Guest