Week In Washington, Wisconsin’s Dramatic Drop In Refugee Admissions, State Licensing System Limits Patient Knowledge About Their Doctor’s Background

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A new report reveals that doctors who are banned from practicing or shunned from the medical community in one state can move to another and serve patients on a clean record. We talk to the reporter for more details. We also find out more about why Wisconsin experienced a large drop in refugee admissions in 2017 and discuss key national news stories on Week in Washington.

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  • This Week In Washington – March 14, 2018

    After the firing of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, attention is turning to his potential replacement, CIA Director Mike Pompeo. We talk about reaction to Pompeo’s nomination and how his foreign policy could differ from Tillerson’s. We also check in on a special House election in Pennsylvania and the House Intelligence Committee’s decision to conclude its investigation of the 2016 election.

  • Wisconsin's Dramatic Drop In Refugee Admissions In 2017

    Wisconsin has a history of welcoming refugees from around the world, but 2017 saw a sharp drop in the number of people resettling in the state. A WisContext reporter joins us to discuss the numbers, how they compare to national figures, and how resettlement agencies are dealing with the change.

  • Report: Hundreds Of Doctors Banned In One State Practice Elsewhere

    At least 500 doctors have been disciplined or barred from practicing in one state and allowed to practice in another… And their patients often don’t know about it. That’s according to a new investigation from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today. We talk to one of the reporters behind the investigation.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Gretchen Brown Producer
  • Ginger Gibson Guest
  • Scott Gordon Guest
  • John Fauber Guest