Wisconsin News Roundup, Worries Over Straits of Mackinac Pipeline, Barack Obama’s Legacy

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The pipeline that a northern Wisconsin Chippewa tribal council recently voted to remove from their reservation also runs under the Straits of Mackinac. Our guest shares why he thinks it may be an environmental disaster waiting to happen. We also hear what Wisconsin lawmakers are saying about the presidential inauguration, and check up on what’s going on around the state, during our news roundup. We look back at Barack Obama’s legacy as the 44th president as he leaves Washington as a political official for the last time.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For January 20, 2017

    Friday is inauguration day. A news editor joins us to talk about what Wisconsin lawmakers are saying about the inauguration and about protests against the inauguration in the state. He also shares other top Wisconsin news from the last week.

  • Transporting Oil Through The Mackinac Straits

    The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline drew thousands of protesters to the Great Plains this fall. Many people were upset that the pipeline was going to be tunneled under the Missouri River, which they said posed a threat to the river. But there’s another pipeline that carries more barrels of oil per day than the Dakota line would…and it’s at the bottom of the Mackinac Straits, between Lakes Michigan and Huron. We learn about this pipeline and the opposition against it.

  • Barack Obama's Legacy As The 44th President

    Now-former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle left Washington on a helicopter Friday, after Donald Trump was sworn in as America’s 45th president. As the presidential transition comes to a close, we look back at Obama’s legacy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Dan Egan Guest
  • Niambi Carter Guest

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