Repairing fractured democracy, Musky season in Wisconsin, Veterans home investigation

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In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioting supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo

A political scientist tells us why she has hope for the U.S. to repair its fractured democracy. Then, we talk to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources expert about the start of musky fishing season in the state. Later, two Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporters share their investigation into problems at a veterans home in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Political scientist: How to pull democracy back from the brink

    A political scientist talks about the ways in which American democracy is damaged, and what it will take to repair it.

  • A preview of musky season in northern Wisconsin

    A DNR fisheries biologist joins the show to talk about the kickoff to musky season in northern Wisconsin, and to look at musky population management across the state.

  • Investigation: A veterans home in Racine among the most troubled in the country

    A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel investigation found that among 117 CMS-certified veterans homes in the nation, Union Grove in Racine County ranks in the top five for violations and fines. The reporters share their findings.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Julia Azari Guest
  • Zach Lawson Guest
  • Daphne Chen Guest
  • John Diedrich Guest

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