State Budget Proposals, Wisconsin Wood To US Capitol, State To Investigate Clergy Abuse

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The state Department of Justice will be investigating sexual abuse in Wisconsin’s Catholic dioceses. A reporter shares what we know about the effort. We also talk with two lawmakers about how the state’s next budget is shaping up. Plus, we find out how rare mahogany from Wisconsin will be used to repair the U.S. Capitol.

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  • Wood From Wisconsin Lab Sent To US Capitol For Riot Repairs

    Rare mahogany boards made their way from Wisconsin to Washington earlier this year, where they’ll be used to for repairs in the U.S. Capitol building following the January 6th insurrection. We find out about what makes the wood so special and why it was sought out for the capitol.

  • State Attorney General To Investigate Clergy Sexual Abuse

    Wisconsin will conduct a statewide investigation into Catholic dioceses and other religious organizations to learn how many clergy members sexually abused children over the years. This is according to documents from the Attorney General’s office. We talk to a reporter to get the latest news.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Sen. Joan Ballweg Guest
  • Sen. LaTonya Johnson Guest
  • Robert Ross Guest
  • Laura Schulte Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director