State News Roundup, Dissecting Fake Animals In School, Impeachment Vote And Iowa Caucuses Fallout

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A pedestrian walks past a sign for the Iowa Caucuses on a Des Moines skywalk.
A pedestrian walks past a sign for the Iowa Caucuses on a downtown skywalk, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo

Regional reporters fill us in on some of the top stories they’re covering. Then we discuss using real versus synthetic animals to teach anatomy and biology. And a political scientist joins us to recap President Donald Trump’s televised response to impeachment acquittal and the caucus chaos in Iowa.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup – February 7, 2020

    A task force at UW-Eau Claire is out with its recommendations after two racists incidents on campus late last year. We find out what they’re suggesting. We also hear about increased spending on voter registration in Milwaukee County and how the city of Racine is recovering from a ransomware attack.

  • The Debate Over Whether To Dissect Real Or Fake Animals In School

    Remember dissecting frogs when you were in school? Some educators across the country are now opting for synthetic frogs instead of real ones. We look at the arguments for and against using fake animals in biology class.

  • Trump Responds To Senate Acquittal, Latest Out Of Iowa Caucuses

    President Trump celebrated his acquittal in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial, and the chair of the Democratic National Committee is calling for Iowa caucuses results to be recanvassed. We break it all down with a UW-Madison political scientist.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Adam Rogan Guest
  • Sarah Seifert Guest
  • Corri Hess Guest
  • Tawnell Hobbs Guest
  • David Canon Guest

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