State Bill To Benefit Hmong Vets, Wisconsin Doctors Who Uncovered Vaping-Related Lung Disease, This Week In Washington

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Ambassador William Taylor, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police as he arrives to testify before House committees as part of the Democrats’ impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Wisconsin could offer Hmong vets military benefits if a bill passes the state legislature. Then we talk with a Wisconsin doctor who helped identify the lung disease associated with vaping. And our Week In Washington segment includes the latest on impeachment inquiry testimony.

Featured in this Show

  • Bill Would Extend State Benefits To Hmong Veterans

    A new bill in the state legislature would make Hmong veterans eligible for benefits like education grants and funeral honors. We talk with an historian about the experience of Hmong veterans in Wisconsin and what new resources would mean.

  • How Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin Helped Crack The Vaping Lung Disease Case

    A lung disease public health officials have now linked with vaping THC has affected nearly 1,500 people, and led to more than 30 deaths nationally. We talk to one of the doctors from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee who initially treated the disease, and uncovered the cause.

  • This Week In Washington – October 23, 2019

    More U.S. diplomats are testifying as part of a impeachment inquiry into President Trump. We find out what lawmakers are learning about the White House’s dealings with Ukraine. We also talk about comments from Trump’s Chief of Staff and check in on the 2020 presidential field.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer
  • Chia Youyee Vang Guest
  • Dr. Louella Amos Guest
  • Daniel Newhauser Guest
  • Ginger Gibson Guest

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