Sen. Baldwin on funding, Low voter turnout, Wisconsin’s biggest animals

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing
Sen. Tammy Baldwin speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Baldwin joined fellow Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof of Georgia in introducing a bill on Monday, July 12, 2021, to require the federal government to set up a Medicaid-like health plan in states that have not expanded Medicaid plans to cover more low-income adults. Al Drago/AP Photo

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joins us to discuss federal spending and the Russian war on Ukraine. Then, a political science professor shares why voter turnout has declined in local elections. Later, a zoologist and a geologist teach us about the biggest animals in Wisconsin, past and present.

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  • Senator Tammy Baldwin discusses new government funding, invasion of Ukraine

    Last month’s government funding bill increased support for opioid addiction treatment, mental health support, and new security assistance for Ukraine. Senator Tammy Baldwin talks with us about the impact new spending could have on Wisconsin and shares her thoughts on the U.S. response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  • How low voter turnout impacts local policy decisions

    Local elections tend to have lower voter turnout, and a Marquette political science professor says that can impact local policy decisions. We talk about that, and look back in time when turnout in local elections in Milwaukee was considerably higher.

  • WHYsconsin: What's the biggest animal in Wisconsin?

    A biologist who studies the size and shape of animals joins us to talk about Wisconsin’s biggest animal. Then, we talk to a geologist about the giant animals of prehistoric Wisconsin, including an enormous squid.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin Guest
  • Philip Rocco Guest
  • Warren Porter Guest
  • Brooke Norsted Guest

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