Wisconsin Recycling Pioneer, 2016 Climate Review, State Authority Under The Trump Administration

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2016 has seen the highest global temperatures of any year on record. A professor and climate researcher discusses some of the year’s incredible weather events and the possible culprits. We talk about a letter that Governor Scott Walker recently sent to President-elect Donald Trump calling for more authority to be returned to the states. And we learn about an early recycling pioneer from Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Plastics Recycling Originated Right Here In Wisconsin

    It may come as a surprise to learn that the recycling symbol at the bottom of plastic containers – a global recycling standard – originated right here in Wisconsin. A peek into the life story of plastic recycling pioneer Milly Zantow and how her work continues to drive recycling efforts today.

  • Global Warming Snapshot: Will 2016 Be The Hottest Year On Record?

    2016 is gearing up to be the hottest on record. A review of a year that saw thinning of Antarctic sea ice for the first time, large-scale bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef and record low ice-levels on the Great Lakes.

  • State Authority Under The Trump Administration

    Governor Scott Walker sent a letter to President-elect Trump this week asking for more state authority over issues such as refugee resettlement and welfare reform. We’ll talk about the letter and what could be in store for states’ rights under a new administration.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Elise Moser Guest
  • Galen McKinley Guest
  • Susan Johnson Guest

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