Ticks and mosquitoes, Wisconsin reading legislation

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Aedes Albopictus / Asian Tiger mosquito Photo: Larah McElroy/Flickr (CC-BY-NC)

We learn how to best protect ourselves from ticks and mosquitoes this summer. Then, an educational policy professor and a cognitive neuroscientist join us to discuss a bill in the state legislature that will change how students in Wisconsin learn how to read.

Featured in this Show

  • Protect yourself from Wisconsin's ticks and mosquitoes

    It’s tick season in Wisconsin. Every year, roughly 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A UW-Madison professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences discusses how mosquitoes and ticks are faring this summer.

  • How proposed legislation would change how Wisconsin students learn to read

    A bill in the state assembly would change the way public schools in Wisconsin teach students how to read. We talk to a cognitive neuroscientist and an education policy expert about what impacts the change could have.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Lyric Bartholomay Guest
  • Mark Seidenberg Guest
  • Rich Halverson Guest

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