New Foxconn Deal, Drinking On The Rise

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A sign is displayed outside of a building in downtown Milwaukee that Foxconn said would be the company’s North American headquarters. Angela Major/WPR

The Evers administration has unveiled a new pared down tax incentive deal with technology giant Foxconn. We look at the changes, and talk about what it means for Wisconsin taxpayers. And, we discuss why alcohol drinking is on the rise during the pandemic.

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    On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation approved a new deal Gov. Evers struck with Foxconn that includes smaller tax incentives for the company in exchange for fewer jobs than the tech giant initially promised. A reporter and an expert join us to discuss.

  • More Drinking During The Pandemic Adds To Long-Term Rise In Alcohol Use

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Corri Hess Guest
  • Michael Farren Guest
  • Dr. Randall Brown Guest