Restaurant Industry Having Trouble Filling Jobs, Executive Order On Campus Free Speech, Court Action On Second Lawsuit Against Lame-Duck Laws

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Some restaurants are facing continual strain due to worker shortages and huge turnover rates. We hear how the restaurant industry is faring while Wisconsin hits record low unemployment rates. We also discuss President Trump’s recent executive order to promote free speech on campus and break down oral arguments in a second lawsuit against state Republicans’ lame-duck laws.

Featured in this Show

  • Why Do Restaurants Have A Hard Time Staying Fully Staffed?

    Restaurants in Wisconsin are struggling to find enough staff, and to retain them. We’ll find out why it’s so challenging, and what could help.

  • Oral Arguments Heard In Second Lame-Duck Session Lawsuit

    A Dane County judge has heard arguments in a second lawsuit against the lame-duck laws state Republicans passed in December. We discuss the arguments being brought by several organized labor groups and how the GOP is defending its actions.

  • Executive Order On Campus Speech Leaves Questions On Parameters, Enforcement

    Last week, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to ensure public universities are protecting free speech on campus. We talk with an expert on free speech laws and campus discourse about the implications of the order and its legality.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Kristine Hillmer Guest
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Lara Schwartz Guest

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