Wisconsin Obesity Plateau, Possible Damage To Archaeological Sites From Border Fence, Calls For More Testing Of Jet Noise

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Vending machine full of snack foods
This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows items in a vending machine in New York. Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

We discuss obesity in Wisconsin with the head of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Then we learn about a National Park Service report on how historic sites in Arizona could be damaged by the border fence. And we hear Rep. Mark Pocan’s views on the proposed F-35A jet program at Truax Field in Madison.

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  • Obesity Rate Steady In Wisconsin

    New federal data shows the rate of obesity in Wisconsin stayed about the same in 2018, while it rose in 33 states. We talk with the head of the Wisconsin Medical Society about obesity in the state, something they call a “major public health epidemic.”

  • National Park Service Says Border Wall Could Damage Arizona Archaeological Sites

    The Washington Post obtained a report from the National Park Service that construction of a border wall in Arizona could damage or detroy numerous archaeological sites in Arizona. We talk with one of the Post’s reporters on the story.

  • Rep. Pocan Calls For More Testing Of Noise Issues Related To F-35s At Truax

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan is calling for more testing to be done of noise issues related to the proposed F-35A fighter jet program at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison. We talk to him about why, and what he wants to see to feel comfortable with the program.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dr. George L Morris III Guest
  • Juliet Eilperin Guest
  • Mark Pocan Guest

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