Recapping Biden’s 2022 State of the Union, Midwest origins of pro basketball, Wisconsin water standards

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President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington, D.C., as Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., look on. Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times via AP, Pool

A political science professor takes us through what we learned from President Biden’s first State of the Union address. Then, a historian shares the origins of professional basketball and its Wisconsin ties. Later, a Wisconsin expert on water law joins us to recap the state’s updated water standards for PFAs.

Featured in this Show

  • Uncovering the Midwest's pro basketball history

    The first professional basketball teams in the United States began in the Midwest and were backed by companies like General Electric and Firestone. Together, they founded the National Basketball League in 1937 and teams from Oshkosh and Sheboygan were included. We hear the story of basketball in the Midwest from a historian.

  • What the Natural Resources Board did with several 'forever chemicals' water standard proposals

    The policy-setting body for Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources voted last week on several proposed standards for allowable ‘forever chemicals’ in different types of Wisconsin water. We review the board’s decisions, and talk about what happens next for each area of concern.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Curtis Harris Guest
  • Dave Strifling Guest

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