New Wisconsin Jobs Numbers, Sturgeon Reintroduction Project, Pope Francis Addresses Congress

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Pope Francis became the first pope in history to address Congress during his first trip to the United States. Our guest explores the Pope’s speech and whether it will have any effect on federal policies. We also get the story behind a sturgeon reintroduction program for the Milwaukee River area, and an analysis of the newly released Wisconsin jobs numbers.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look at The Latest Wisconsin Jobs Numbers

    Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development has just released new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for the state. We’ll find out what they mean.

  • Riveredge Nature Center Restoring Sturgeon Population In Milwaukee River Area

    The lake sturgeon species is hundreds of millions of years old, but population levels are down due to habitat destruction and overfishing. The Riveredge Nature Center is in the middle of a 25-year program to rebuild the population in Lake Michigan, and will be releasing a new batch of sturgeon this weekend. The director of the center joins us to talk about the program, and why the sturgeon is important to the Great Lakes.

  • Pope Francis' Address To Congress

    Today, Pope Francis became the first pontiff to address the US Congress. We’ll find out what he said, and what impact it may have on US politics.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Abdur Chowdhury Guest
  • Jessica Jens Guest
  • Eileen Burke-Sullivan Guest

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