Wisconsin News Roundup, Music And The Brain, EPA Budget Cuts

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In outlining the upcoming budget, President Trump has proposed cuts to many domestic institutions, including the Environmental Protection Agency. We discuss the extent of the potential cuts and how they could affect the EPA’s priorities. Music is powerful, and it turns out that interesting things happen in our brains when we listen. Plus, we recap the biggest state headlines of the week during our Wisconsin News Roundup.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For March 3, 2017

    From September 2015 to September 2016, wages in Wisconsin grew at one of the strongest rates of the past ten years–even though the annual pace of job growth during that time slowed. A news editor joins us to talk about this and other top stories from the past week.

  • The Brain And Music

    International surveys show people rank music as one the most supreme pleasures of life. Today, we look at new reserach that has identified specfic neural pathways in the brain that react exclusively to music.

  • EPA Could Face Significant Budget Cuts

    According to sources, the Environmental Protection Agency could face a significant reduction in funding and workforce under new proposals from the White House. We’ll speak with Andy Olsen of the Environmental Law & Protection Agency about what this could mean for the agency moving forward.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Nancy Kanwisher Guest
  • Sam Norman-Haignere Guest
  • Andy Olsen Guest

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