Wetlands Bill Reaction, New Season Of ‘Wisconsin Life,’ Drug User Arrests

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As Wisconsin continues to deal with the opioid epidemic, a new investigation shows that the state’s drug users are more likely to be arrested than dealers. We break down the numbers and why dealers are eluding law enforcement. We also preview a new season of “Wisconsin Life,” with the show’s new host! Plus, a member of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association is with us to talk about a bill that would ease regulation of the state’s wetlands for development.

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  • Environmental Group Sounds Off On Proposed Wetlands Development Bill

    A new bill being proposed in the state legislature would make it easier for people to build in state wetlands without a permit. On yesterday’s Central Time, we spoke with Senator Roger Roth (R-Appleton) about the bill which he co-sponsors and what he wants the legislation to accomplish. Today, we speak with Erin O’Brien, Policy Programs Director for the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, about her concerns over the proposed law.

  • Wisconsin Life: New WPT Season Preview

    We preview the new season of Wisconsin Life with its new host and a producer from the series. The new season includes a visit to one family’s legacy forest in Sugar Camp, time spent with an artisan who makes traditional Swedish instruments, and a bakery that brings together a love of 1970s R&B and delicious baked treats.

    What do you think make life in Wisconsin so special? What are the places, people and events that you most enjoy? If you needed to sum up life in Wisconsin in one word, what would it be?

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  • In The Midst Of A Drug Epidemic, Wisconsin Users–Not Dealers–Are Getting Arrested

    As Wisconsin grapples with the opioid epidemic statewide, a new investigation found that drug users are more likely to be arrested than drug dealers. We speak with Keegan Kyle, investigative reporter for the USA Today Network-Wisconsin, about why dealers are are eluding law enforcement and why users are bearing the brunt of the punishment.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Erin O'Brien Guest
  • Angela Fitzgerald Guest
  • Kelly Saran Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Guest

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