School lunches, Hurricane season, Trust in media

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Students eat lunch in a school cafeteria
Students at Madison Crossing Elementary School in Canton, Miss., eat lunch in the school’s cafeteria on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo

A human ecology professor shares the political and policy factors that play into school lunches in Wisconsin. Then, a Wisconsin meteorologist shares the latest on Hurricane Idalia hitting the coast of Florida. Later, we talk to a journalism professor about how to build more trust between local media and their audiences.

Featured in this Show

  • The politics of school lunch

    As kids head back to school, we take a look at the politics of school lunch, including compensation issues among school lunch workers, parental involvement with school meals, and the role of farmers in school lunches.

  • 2023 hurricane season gaining strength

    It’s been an above-average hurricane season in the Atlantic this year. A local meteorologist brings us the latest, including updates on Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall in Florida earlier today.

  • How to build more trust and engagement between journalists and audiences

    Technological changes and attacks on media have eroded public trust in journalism and the news media. A UW-Madison journalism professor joins us to share her new book on how journalists can better engage their communities and build trust with their audiences.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Jennifer Gaddis Guest
  • Jonathan Erdman Guest
  • Sue Robinson Guest

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