Radon Levels In Your Home, Evolving Research On Bird Flu, Week In Washington

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Radon is a naturally occurring gas that you can’t see or smell. It is both radioactive and the second-leading cause of lung cancer. We learn why testing your home for radon levels might be a good idea. We also hear about controversial research from UW-Madison on the bird flu and we take a look at top news out of Washington D.C.

Featured in this Show

  • Have You Had Your Home Tested For Radon?

    Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking – and it’s found in high levels in certain parts of Wisconsin. We discuss what makes this gas dangerous, why winter is a good time to test for it and what homeowners can do about it.

  • Controversial Bird Flu Research At UW Madison Gets Greenlight To Start Back Up

    Controversial research into a deadly strain of bird flu that was put on hold in 2014 is starting back up at UW Madison. We talk to the associate editor of WisContext about the story.

  • This Week In Washington – March 13, 2019

    The Democratic National Committee is bringing its 2020 convention to Milwaukee. We talk about the political significance of the choice. We also discuss an anti-hate resolution passed by the House this week, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s statement that she opposes impeaching President Trump.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Jessica Maloney Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Reid Wilson Guest