New Report Shows Wisconsin Ranks 13th In The Nation On Overall Child Well-Being, Veteran Health Care Reform Bill, Summer Miseries Will Get Worse Because Of Climate Change

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A new report ranks Wisconsin 13th in the nation in overall child well-being. Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett discuss this report with an advocate for children and families and learn what can be done to improve the economic conditions for Wisconsin’s youngest residents. Then they discussa tentative plan to reform veteran health care and learn about how climate change could make our least favorite things about summer–like poison ivy and mosquitoes–worse.

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  • Report Looks At Well-Being Of Wisconsin Children

    According to a new report, Wisconsin ranks 13th in the nation for overall child well-being. It also find that over the last 25 years, Wisconsin kids have made gains in health and education, but are worse off economically. An advocate for children and families discusses what can be done to improve economic well-being for our state’s youngest residents.

  • Congress Reaches Tentative Bipartisan Deal To Reform Veteran Health Care

    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a bipartisan agreement to reform veteran health care in the United States. A defense reporter from POLITICO discusses the deal and what the next steps are in passing it.

  • Global Warming Will Make Summer Miseries Worse, From Poison Ivy To Allergies

    Global warming scientists say they expect average temperatures worldwide to rise over 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. An editor and producer at explains how this temperature change can make some of our least favorite parts of summer, from mosquitoes to poison ivy, much worse.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Ken Taylor Guest
  • Leigh Munsil Guest
  • Brian Clark Howard Guest

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