Wisconsin Schools And Delayed Budget Challenges From Coronavirus, Discussion On Regenerative Grazing And Farming, Flattening The Mental Health Curve

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Cows grazing on a farm Thursday, April 17, 2008, near Rio, Wisconsin. Morry Gash/AP Photo

A WPR education reporter walks us through some of the ways Wisconsin school systems are thinking about budgeting, and looking at the next several years facing delayed financial fallout from the pandemic. Then we discuss the concept of regenerative grazing and cattle-raising. We also find out how mental health care providers are adapting to an increase in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • The Delayed Financial Impact Of Coronavirus On Wisconsin Schools

    What having students and teachers return to schools in the fall might actually look like is only one concern facing education leaders in Wisconsin. We talk with a WPR education reporter about the funding challenges caused by the pandemic that could be long-lasting as well.

  • The Benefits Of Regenerative Grazing

    A new documentary series looks at the way farmers in multiple locations are turning to managed grazing for their cows for a host of reasons, including capturing more carbon and retaining more water in the soil. We talk to the filmmaker behind the series, as well as a Wisconsin farmer who runs an organization training apprentices on this type of work.

  • How Mental Health Care Providers Can Handle Increased Demand During A Pandemic

    With millions of people spending more time alone and at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health problems are on the rise. We talk with two psychology experts about how the mental health care field could respond to the increase in demand and the need for more remote treatment.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Madeline Fox Guest
  • Peter Byck Guest
  • Joseph Tomandl III Guest
  • June Gruber Guest
  • Jonathan Rottenberg Guest

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