Monopolies In America, Wisconsin’s Speeding Problems And Solutions, Safer At Home Order

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Governor Evers released the details of stay-at-home order today. We find out what it means for residents and business. We also talk to a business expert who says America’s free markets have become characterized by monopoly control. Then we talk about solutions for speeding on Wisconsin’s roads.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At The Rise In Monopoly Power In The US, And Why One Author Says 'America Gave Up On Free Markets'

    America has long prided itself on its free-market values, but we talk to an expert on business and finance about why he says the U.S. has seen a decrease in healthy competition and an increase in monopoly dominance across the economy.

  • What To Do About The Speeding Problem On Wisconsin's Roads

    According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, speeding was the top traffic conviction in the state in 2019. While it may not seem like a super serious issue, it resulted in more than 21,000 crashes, 159 deaths and 8,000 injuries. We look at what can be done about the problem.

  • Evers Administration Releases Details On Month-Long 'Safer At Home' Order

    Governor Evers’ administration released the text of an order closing non-essential businesses for one month and requiring people to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19. WPR’s state capitol reporter talks with us about the guidelines for residents and businesses.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Thomas Philippon Guest
  • David Pabst Guest
  • Laurel White Guest

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