State News Roundup, The Allure Of The Eclipse, Wisconsinites Excited For The Solar Eclipse, NAFTA Negotiations

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The North American Free Trade Agreement is getting a fresh look, with the U.S. and other member countries entering into negotiations. We find out what’s at stake and where trade could be headed. Next week, Americans will be able to observe a solar eclipse. We learn about the science and mystery of the eclipse, and find out how Wisconsinites are preparing for the event. Plus, we recap the top state news stories of the week, including how state lawmakers are responding to the President’s comments on Charlottesville.

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  • State News Roundup For August 18, 2017

    This week Wisconsin State Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke said he completely disagrees with President Donald Trump’s comments that there are “very fine people on both sides” of the violence that happened over the weekend in Charlottesville. A news editor joins us to talk about how Wisconsin lawmakers are reacting to the president’s comments and other top state news from the past week.

  • In The Shadow Of The Moon: The Science, Magic, And Mystery Of Solar Eclipses

    On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will be able to observe a total eclipse of the sun. We talk to an expert in astronomy and anthropology about why humans are so captivated by solar eclipses, exploring their culture and history.

  • United States And Neighbors Begin NAFTA Renegotiations

    Talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico kicked off this week, as the three countries begin the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. A reporter breaks down what’s at stake for each country, and what a new deal could look like.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Anthony Aveni Guest
  • William Mauldin Guest

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