Nuclear Bombers Up Readiness, Whistleblowing In Wisconsin, State’s Best Beers

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A new report shows that despite a campaign to limit fraud and misuse of resources in Wisconsin, the state has become less willing to protect whistleblowers. We find out about the important role that whistleblowers play in catching fraud and how protections for them have eroded. We discuss the significance of the U.S. preparing for the possibility of putting its nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert for the first time since the Cold War. We also find out about the best places in Wisconsin to enjoy the state’s tastiest beers.

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  • Report: US Nuclear Bombers Could Go Back On 24-Hour Alert Status

    Amid escalating tensions with North Korea, the U.S. Air Force could be poised to put its fleet of B-52 nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status that hasn’t been used since the end of the Cold War. A reporter breaks down what that could mean.

  • Report Finds Wisconsin One Of The Worst States For Whistleblowers

    Despite a campaign to cut back on fraud and financial abuse in the state government, Wisconsin has become one of the least friendly states for whistleblowers. That’s according to a new report from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. We talk about the role that whistleblowers play in rooting out fraud and find out why protections for them have been eroded in recent years.

  • A Tour Through Wisconsin's Beer Culture

    Beer has a long and storied history in Wisconsin and the industry makes up a significant portion of the state’s economy. Kathy Flanigan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes us on a tour of some of Wisconsin’s best breweries.

    Do you have any favorite breweries? What’s your favorite kind of beer? What are some hidden beer gems in Wisconsin?

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Marcus Weisgerber Guest
  • Dee Hall Guest
  • Kathy Flanigan Guest

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