Saving Premature Babies, FDA On Cheese, Big Dig In Trempealeau

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The survival rate for babies born prematurely has gone up in the last 40 years. Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert find out about the medical advances that made this possible. They’ll also discuss an archaeologial dig in Trempealeau, and talk about an FDA decision that could have a big impact on the future of artisan cheese in the state.

Featured in this Show

  • Life Inside A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    In the last forty years, the chances of survival for a baby born under 3.3 pounds increased from 78%. We’ll get a glimpse inside a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and learn about the medical advancements that have contributed to the rising survival rate.

  • FDA Decision On Cheese Aging Could Hit Wisconsin Cheesemakers Hard

    An FDA decision of the use of wooden boards in the cheese aging process could have serious implications for Wisconsin cheesemakers. The director of the Wisconsin Artisan Cheesemaker Guild talks about what’s at stake here in Wisconsin, and beyond.

  • Exploring A Prehistoric Wisconsin Landmark

    An archaeological dig in Trempealeau has discovered fascinating remnants of a thousand-year-old site. An archaeologist explains the significance–and how the local community is getting involved in the project.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Cynthia Schuster Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Dr. Ganesh Konduri Guest
  • Jeanne Carpenter Guest
  • Danielle Benden Guest

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