Wisconsin COVID-19 Update, A Bird Species Come Back, Perspective From A Hemp Grower

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A woman with a rolled up sleeve receives a vaccine from a woman wearing blue gloves.
Debra Novak, right, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at St. Francis High School in St. Francis, Wis. High school students and the public were vaccinated at the temporary school clinic. Angela Major/WPR

We check in on vaccination rates around the state as cases drop and some vaccine clinics wind down operations. Then we hear about a benefit of low lake levels, the comeback of a bird species. Finally, we talk with a Wisconsin hemp grower about how the new industry is managing.

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  • DHS To Wind Down Community Vaccination Clinics As COVID-19 Cases Drop

    With COVID-19 case numbers dropping around the state, the Department of Health Services is ramping down its community vaccination clinics. We talk about vaccination rates around the state and what they mean for the months ahead.

  • Lower Lake Levels May Help Piping Plovers Make A Comeback

    A drop in lake levels has brought back habitat space for piping plovers. The birds, a threatened species, have lost habitat after a few years of record-high lake levels destroyed areas where they nest. An ornithologist explains.

  • Hemp Growers And Processors Learn As The New Industry Continues

    Wisconsin farmers and manufacturers have been able to try their luck in the hemp market since 2018. According to DATCP, hemp processor and grower applications have decreased from the previous year. We talk with a farmer and consultant about what needs to happen to ensure Wisconsin hemp is successful.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Ajay Sethi Guest
  • Eric Andrews Guest
  • Phillip Scott Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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