Mister Rogers’ Cardigans, Mental Health An Issue For Millennials Leaving The Workforce, Wisconsin’s Racial Achievement Gap

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Visitors to the new Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media on the campus of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., view a display of Mr. Rogers artifacts, including his signature hand-made cardigan sweaters and sneakers Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

It took a lot of effort to keep Mister Rogers’ cardigans looking the way they did on his show. We learn the behind-the-scenes story. And we discuss findings in a new report that half of millennials have left a job for mental health reasons. We also discuss new test results that show Wisconsin’s racial achievement gap is the biggest among all fifty states for the second time in less than a decade.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin Has Biggest Racial Achievement Gap Among States

    For the second time in less than a decade, a national report card shows that Wisconsin has the worst racial achievement gap of all fifty states. We discuss the details with an education reporter from The Cap Times.

  • Mister Rogers' Cardigans Have A Story To Tell

    A movie starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers comes out soon. But Rogers’ characteristic sweaters have a great story of their own. We talk to a writer who wrote about them for Smithsonian, where one of the sweaters Rogers’ mother knitted for him is now housed.

  • More Millennials Are Leaving Jobs For Mental Health Reasons

    A new report finds that nearly 50 percent of millennials have left jobs for mental health reasons. We talk to a doctor about the danger of burnout and ways workplaces can address it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Scott Girard Guest
  • Cristina Rouvalis Guest
  • Dr. Jon A. Lehrmann Guest

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