Walker Endorses DeVos, Ice Racing, UW Team Recovers Downed WWII Plane

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After Governor Walker endorsed Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of education, we learn about DeVos’s ties to Wisconsin and her support of school choice. A team from the University of Wisconsin has unearthed a fighter plane shot down over northern France in 1944. We speak with a forensic anthropologist about how the group located the plane and what they’ve learned from it. Frozen lakes get many Wisconsinites in the mood to catch fish, but for some, a checkered flag comes to mind. During Wisconsin Life, we learn about the unique tradition of ice racing.

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  • Governor Walker Endorses Betsy DeVos As Secretary Of Education

    Governor Scott Walker endorsed President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos on Monday. An education reporter talks to us about DeVos’s political ties to Wisconsin and long-time support for school choice and voucher programs.

  • Inauguration Day 2017

    Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States this Friday, January 20th. Our guest looks at Trump’s favorability rating going in, the likely first 100 days in office, and who will and won’t be attending the inaugration day events.

  • UW Team Recovers U.S. Fighter Plane Downed in World War II

    We talk to a forensic anthropologist who assisted in a search and recovery effort for a downed World War II plane that was shot down over northern France in 1944.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Erin Richards Guest
  • Paul Nolette Guest
  • Leslie Eisenberg Guest

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