Professional soccer in Wisconsin, Debt ceiling standoff

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A goal is seen through a fence at Breese Stevens Field in Madison.
Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wis. may soon be home to the state’s first professional women’s soccer team, officials announced Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Jenny Peek/WPR

One of the organizers leading the expansion of professional soccer in Wisconsin joins us to discuss the growth of the sport in the state. Then, a political science professor joins us to explore the politics of debt ceiling negotiations in Washington.

Featured in this Show

  • The growth of professional soccer in Wisconsin

    Madison is adding Wisconsin’s first professional women’s soccer team in 2024, and Milwaukee is bringing in another new men’s professional team in 2025. One of the founders of both teams joins us to discuss the sport’s growing popularity in the state.

  • The politics and economics of the debt limit standoff

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned lawmakers earlier this month that the federal government could default on its debt by June 1st. We examine the political options available for Republicans and Democrats, as well as the potential economic consequences of failing to increase the debt limit.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Conor Caloia Guest
  • Mark Copelovitch Guest

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