Three Decades Of Seeing Space Through Hubble’s Eyes, Ethics Commission Appointment, Unemployment Jumps During COVID-19 Outbreak

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A suspected merger of two black holes. Photo: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center/Flickr (CC-BY-NC)

The Hubble Telescope’s director joins us to talk about the tool’s 30th anniversary and what the future holds for stargazing with it. Then we discuss unemployment as the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak slows the U.S. economy. And we discuss Scot Ross’ appointment to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.

Featured in this Show

  • What We've Learned From 30 Years Of The Hubble Space Telescope

    It’s been 30 years since the Hubble Space Telescope sent its first images of the cosmos back to Earth. We talk with the telescope’s director about what we’ve learned from its images, and what’s next in the field of space telescopes.

  • More Than 33 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Benefits Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    More than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since March, when many states across the country began issuing stay-at-home orders to slow the progression of COVID-19. We talk to an economics expert about the impact the viral outbreak has had on the economy ahead of the latest jobless report from the federal government.

  • Two Takes On Scot Ross' Appointment To Wisconsin Ethics Commission

    The latest appointee to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission, former One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross, is bringing a bit of controversy to the job. Our first guest says there’s no place for “vitriolic partisanship” on a serious bipartisan government panel. Then, we discuss the appointment with Ross.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Kenneth Sembach Guest
  • Abdur Chowdhury Guest
  • Jake Curtis Guest
  • Scot Ross Guest

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