New Idea For Public Employee Unions, Second Careers, How Immigration Affects The Economy

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A major talking point on the presidential campaign trail recently has been immigration, and how to deal with it. Our guest economist takes a look at all the ways immigrants affect America’s economy. We also discuss a plan that would return some bargaining power to Wisconsin’s public employees, and learn about a couple who ventured into the ice cream business after losing their jobs.

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  • Wisconsin Life: Second Careers

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Ed Huck Guest
  • Jeffrey Russell Guest
  • Steve Deller Guest