Wisconsin News Roundup, Academy Of Country Music Awards Preview, What You should Know About Lead Pipes And Paint

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The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air this Sunday, April 15th and will honor the 25th anniversary of several hit songs like “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” by Toby Keith. We talk about what to expect with a country music expert. We also talk about persistent problems of lead found in pipes and paint and what to be aware of. As usual, we discuss the week’s top state news stories in Wisconsin news roundup.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For April 13, 2018

    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced this week that he won’t be running to replace Paul Ryan in Congress. Vos is also getting attention for a trip to London last year that he took with lobbyists from the title loan industry. We look into those stories, as well as a legal dispute at Markesan High School over a student t-shirt depicting firearms.

  • Lead Exposure And Public Health In Wisconsin

    A lawyer representing 170 lead-poisoned kids in Milwaukee announced a lawsuit this week that alleges lead paint manufacturers are attempting to shirk responsibility for their role in the city’s lead problem. The news comes after the resignation of the city’s Health Commissioner over a lead related scandal earlier this year. We talk to a public health expert and someone working on lead education in Milwaukee about how big the problem is statewide and what some are doing to combat it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Sheri Johnson Guest
  • Kevin Engstrom Guest