Wisconsin News Roundup, Mandatory Voting, UW Accountability

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There has been a lot of debate recently over funding for the UW system, and some plans suggest changes to policies like tenure and shared governance as a way of cutting costs. However, our guest argues that those institutions play a role in keeping college both affordable and efficient. We also explore the idea of mandatory voting floated by President Obama, and catch up on the latest news from around the state.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For Friday, March 20, 2015

    WPR’s assistant news director joins us to talk about lawmakers’ opinions on UW funding and the first budget hearing held by the Joint Finance Committee.

  • President Obama Floats Idea Of Mandatory Voting

    President Obama broached the idea of mandatory voting this week when asked about managing the influence of money in politics. We hear from listeners and an expert on elections.

  • Looking For Evidence-Based Accountability At UW-Madison

    If we want to ensure UW is efficient and cost-effective for students, any potential changes need to mind the importance of tenure and shared governance. That’s according to our guest’s recent opinion piece weighing in on the governor’s proposed budget cuts to the UW-Madison.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Noah Ovshinsky Guest
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab Guest
  • Ken Mayer Interviewer