UW tuition increase, New galaxies, Drug flow into US

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UW System President Jay Rothman speaks Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 during the UW System Board of Regents meeting at UW-Green Bay. Angela Major/WPR

A reporter helps us look at the impact of a potential increase to UW System tuition costs. Then, a scientist shares the new images the James Webb Space Telescope is capturing of galaxies we didn’t think exist. Later, we learn more about how cartels contribute to drug flow from Mexico into the U.S.

Featured in this Show

  • Tuition increase proposed for the UW System

    University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman will ask the Board of Regents to approve a 5 percent in-state tuition increase for the 2023-23 academic year. The chair of the State Assembly’s Colleges and Universities Committee is circulating a bill that would tie tuition increases to inflation. We talk to a WPR reporter about the likelihood that UW students will see the first tuition increases in more than a decade.

  • Scientists photograph galaxies that shouldn't exist

    The James Webb Space Telescope photographed galaxies that are much too large for their age under current cosmological theory. One of the scientists behind the research explains.

  • How fentanyl and other drugs flow from Mexico into the US

    An expert on Mexican cartels and drug trafficking takes us through the flow of fentanyl and other drugs both before and after it reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Erica Nelson Guest
  • Vanda Felbab-Brown Guest

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