Teens And Guns, Transferable Wildlife Diseases, Talking To Kids About Alcohol

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Teens and guns can be a dangerous mix, and a new report shows how much damage the combination has done in Wisconsin. Our guest explains the results of the investigation, and discusses how to best keep guns away from kids. We also explore the importance of talking to kids about alcohol at an early age, and we hear from a expert about tracking diseases that could potentially jump from animals to humans.

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  • Investigative Report Explores Lethal Mix Of Teens And Guns

    A new report from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism explores the lethal mix of teens and guns. We talk to the reporter, who spoke with national and statewide experts about how to prevent teens from getting firearms.

  • Detecting Wildlife Diseases That Could Make The Jump To Humans

    From avian flu to ebola, many of the most threatening diseases recently came from wild animals, sometimes by way of livestock. A Wisconsin disease expert shares the efforts to detect diseases that could make the jump to humans, around the world and here in the state.

  • Pediatrics Group Says Parents Should Talk To Kids About Alcohol Before They Turn 10

    A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents should talk with their children about the dangers of alcohol by age 9. An alcohol policy expert talks about the report, and why early communication with kids about alcohol is important.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Sean Kirkby Guest
  • Tony Goldberg Guest
  • Julia Sherman Guest

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