Paid family leave in Wisconsin, Antiviral COVID-19 pills, Police martial arts

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A woman holds a baby as she stands near a desk with a computer.
Megan Diaz-Ricks holds her son in the home office where she spends some of her work days with him Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We learn more about a Democratic proposal to expand paid family leave in Wisconsin with a lawmaker and policy experts. Then, a doctor joins us to explain how antiviral COVID-19 pills treat the coronavirus disease. Later, we learn more about a push to teach Wisconsin police officers jiu-jitsu martial arts.

Featured in this Show

  • A new Wisconsin paid family leave bill… and where it fits in the national picture

    Democrats in the state legislature are again proposing a standard paid family leave policy. We talk about what’s in this latest effort, and what family-related labor problems and solutions other states are experiencing.

  • Why some coronavirus antivirals are going unused

    There’s a new and effective way to treat COVID-19, but some pharmacies in Wisconsin aren’t seeing strong demand for coronavirus antiviral pills. We talk to a UW Health physician about why, and what you need to know about the treatment.

  • Jiu-jitsu could give police more confidence. A Wisconsin officer is teaching his department

    Jiu-jitsu is a Japanese martial art that became popular as a form of self-defense during the 1920s in Brazil. We talk with one police officer who is working to bring the practice to departments in Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Sondy Pope Guest
  • Sara Finger Guest
  • Betsey Stevenson Guest
  • Dr. Bart Caponi Guest
  • Lt. William Krieg Guest

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