Week in Washington, Cranberries and climate, Historical and dangerous weather

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington.
In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

A reporter updates us on the latest stories out of Washington D.C. this week. Then, a meteorologist explains the unseasonable warmth and high winds that much of the U.S. is currently experiencing. We also hear how climate change is affecting Wisconsin’s cranberry crops.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Christine Hatfield Producer
  • Amanda Terkel Guest
  • Amaya Atucha Guest
  • Lee Rayburn Interviewer

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