Senate Passes Foxconn Package, Dr. Seuss Exhibit, Brand Name Teachers

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The State Senate passed an incentive package for Foxconn’s proposed technology plant in southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday. We find out where the numbers fell and what concerns were raised, and we get an update on the State Assembly’s budget debate Wednesday. We also hear why more teachers are building their own brands through online platforms, and why that has some tech companies competing for their endorsements of classroom education tools. Plus, we discuss an exhibit of classic Dr. Seuss works in Wisconsin!

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  • State Senate Passes Foxconn Incentive Package, State Assembly Takes Up Budget

    The Wisconsin state Senate passed a $3 billion incentive package for Taiwanese tech company Foxconn Tuesday. A version of the incentive bill already passed in the state Assembly in August. On Wednesday, the Assembly started debating the state budget. We get an update on the latest news in the legislature with WPR’s Capitol Bureau Chief.

  • New Dr. Seuss Art Exhibit Comes To Whitefish Bay

    Fans of the art of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will be able to see classic and previously unseen works from the artist this week. We speak with Valerie Jackson, Curator and Dr. Seuss Expert, about the exhibit.

  • What Happens When Tech Firms Give Teachers Perks For Promoting Products

    A growing number of teachers are becoming “brand ambassadors” for the technology they use in their classrooms. We’ll look at how the tech industry is influencing public school teachers and the thorny ethical issues that emerge.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Kate Archer Kent Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Natasha Singer Guest

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