Whooping Cranes Begin To Hatch, Rural EMS Problems, Joint Finance Committee Approves Changes To Long-Term Care, New Report On Milwaukee Marijuana Policy

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Many of Wisconsin’s rural EMS providers are struggling to attract volunteers and keep their services available to the public. We explore the issues these departments face, and what changes need to be made. Then, as spring chicks begin to hatch, we look at the progress Wisconsin conservationists have made in reintroducing the whooping crane. We also talk to WPR’s state government reporter about the Joint Finance Committee’s decision to approve changes to long-term care and learn about a new report on Milwaukee’s marijuana laws and policies.

Featured in this Show

  • Record 31 Whooping Crane Nests In Wisconsin This Spring

    Whooping Crane chicks at Wisconsin’s Necedah National Wildlife Refuge have begun to hatch and a record number of nests is stoking hopes that this year could bring a large number of chicks.

  • Challenges For Rural EMS In Wisconsin

    Our guest looks at challenges facing rural emergency medical services in Wisconsin, like shortage of providers.

  • Joint Finance Committee Approves Changes To Long-Term Care System For Elderly And Disabled

    On Wednesday the Joint Finance Committee voted to approve most of Governor Scott Walker’s proposed changes to long-term care for the elderly and disabled in Wisconsin. WPR’s state government reporter discusses what will change about the long-term care system and how those who depend on it will be affected.

  • New Report Looks At Marijuana Laws And Policies In Milwaukee

    Public Policy Forum just released a new report on Thursday about marijuana laws and policies in Milwaukee. We talk to the president of the Public Policy Forum about this new report and how it could affect future decisions on marijuana laws in the city.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Davin Lopez Guest
  • Janet Bewley Guest
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Rob Henken Guest