Passenger rail, Bugs as food, Indigenous collaboration

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Travelers wait on the platform of the Amtrak station in Milwaukee, Wis.
Travelers wait on the platform of the Amtrak station in Milwaukee, Wis. J. Stephen Conn/FLICKR (CC BY-NC 2.0)

We learn how passenger rail could expand in Wisconsin with a potential new Amtrak station in Madison. Then, we talk to the owner of a Wisconsin company that raises crickets for human consumption. Later, we learn about how the White House is inviting indigenous leaders to collaborate on policy.

Featured in this Show

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    The pandemic changed the way we work, for better or for worse, and for some people it also changed their benefits, such as maternity leave and child care. A reporter covering labor problems joins us to talk about what how the pandemic impacted workplace benefits, especially for women.

  • What an Amtrak station in Madison would mean for passenger rail in Wisconsin

    Amtrak is considering expanding passenger rail in Wisconsin with a new station in Madison. We explore what the project could mean for transportation in the state.

  • The future of insect agriculture for human consumption

    A Wisconsin company raises crickets for human consumption, and they’re FDA approved. We talk to the owner about the future of insects as food.

  • How Indigenous knowledge could factor into federal policy — especially on climate change

    We get reaction to new White House guidance for federal agencies to begin incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing into their research and policy decision-making.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Eleanor Mueller Guest
  • Terry Brown Guest
  • Kevin Bachhuber Guest
  • Karim-Aly Kassam Guest

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