Seeding Wild Rice To Restore Habitats, A Brief History Of The Chili Pepper, Opioid Prescription Investigation

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The Green Bay area might be seeing more rice fields soon as UW-Green Bay moves forward on a project to seed wild rice in hopes of restoring habitats for fish and birds. We hear about where and how rice grows and why it’s crucial to some Wisconsin wildlife. Chili peppers add the flavor punch to our dishes, and we learn all about these spicy peppers. We also find out about doctors and nurses in the state being investigate for high rates of opioid prescriptions.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • David Wahlberg Guest
  • Amy Carrozzino-Lyon Guest
  • Matt Gross Guest