Wisconsin News Roundup, Russian Cyber Attackers May Have Hacked Election Systems In 39 States, Amazon’s Role In Retail

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Amazon recently announced a plan to purchase Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, expanding into another area of the retail industry. We discuss whether Amazon’s growing influence constitutes a new type of monopoly. A news editor also joins us to recap the biggest state political stories of the week.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For June 23, 2017

    Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson joined a group of conservative senators calling for changing to the new health care proposal. A news editor joins us to talk about this and other top state news from the past week.

  • Russian Cyber Attackers May Have Hacked Election Systems In 39 States

    Alleged Russian hacking during the 2016 election may be more widespread than previously believed with 39 states potentially the targets of cyber attacks. We’ll speak with Tom Kaczmarek of Marquette University about the news and what cyber experts think a good course of action may be.

  • Amazon's Growing Influence

    With the announcement this week that Amazon is purchasing Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, the online retailer is expanding its wide-ranging empire even more. We learn what this new version of a monopoly can mean, and what the consequences may be.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Tom Kaczmarek Guest
  • Lina Khan Guest

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