Wisconsin News Roundup, The Power Of Listening, Discriminatory Job Tests, Dream Vacations

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The state legislature’s budget committee voted yesterday on a spending plan for the University of Wisconsin System. We find out what’s in the approved budget as it moves forward, and recap more of the week’s top state news stories. We also hear how aptitude tests for certain jobs are leading to discrimination in hiring. A conductor is with us to discuss his research into the act of listening, which he says can transform our lives in a myriad of ways. Plus, we want to hear your idea of the perfect vacation!

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For May 26, 2017

    The state legislature’s budget committee met twice this week, deciding to reject Governor Walker’s plan to cut tuition at the UW System. A state news reporter joins us to talk about this story and other top news from the past week.

  • A Conductor Explores The Power Of Listening

    Our guest conductor explains why listening can have a deep and transformative experience on our lives, and how it can affect everything from our relationships to the way we hear music.

  • Common Employment Tests Can Lead To Discrimination In Wisconsin And Other States

    A new report shows that aptitude tests that are used as part of the hiring process can result in people of color and women not being hired.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Jonathan Anderson Guest
  • James Blachly Guest
  • Will Evans Guest

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