Wisconsin Students Reflect On 2020, Why Some People Don’t Follow The News

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Students wear masks as they work in a fourth-grade classroom.
In this Feb. 2, 2021, photo, students wear masks as they work in a fourth-grade classroom, at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley, Wash. Ted S. Warren/AP Photos

A new project gathered almost 200 Wisconsin middle and high schoolers to share their thoughts on remote learning and what they want from their schools in the future. We find out what they had to say. We also learn about new research into why some people choose not to follow the news.

Featured in this Show

  • What Wisconsin Students Think About Remote Learning And The Future Of School

    Most of Wisconsin’s students spent at least several months schooling from home during the last year. We hear about a project that talked with dozens of middle and high schoolers about how their mental health fared and the kind of educational support they want in the future.

  • What Makes People Tune Out From The News?

    A lack of trust in journalism is just one of the reasons people have for not following the news. We talk with a media researcher about her latest work looking at why people tune out from the news and what might bring them back.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Linda Hall Guest
  • Sharon Belton Guest
  • Stephanie Edgerly Guest