State News Roundup, Four Decades Of Wisconsin’s Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration, Age Discrimination Legislation Moves Forward

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We check in with regional reporters on stories they’re covering, including a new natural gas plant in Superior. Then we preview this weekend’s celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Madison. And we discuss the U.S. House passage of a bill this week that addresses age discrimination.

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  • State News Roundup – January 17, 2020

    Regulators have cleared the way for construction to begin on a major natural gas plant in Superior. We get an update on the project. We also hear about Eau Claire’s new requirement on replacing lead water lines. Plus, details on the bust of a major Milwaukee drug operation.

  • Age Discrimination Legislation Passes US House

    A new piece of legislation dealing with age discrimination passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday. We break down what’s in it, and talk about the impact of age discrimination in the workplace.

  • Wisconsin's 40th Commemoration Of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy

    Monday marks the 40th anniversary of Wisconsin’s Tribute and Ceremony on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and it’s the oldest official state celebration in the country. We talk with host Jonathan Overby about how this year’s theme, Stand for Justice, connects with Reverend King’s life and legacy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Chris Hubbuch Guest
  • John Diedrich Guest
  • Lisa Lamkins Guest
  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Guest

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