Wisconsin Voting Systems May Be Susceptible To Hacking, Costs Of Fighting Wildfires Rises As Seasons Lengthen, Candidate Interview: Tony Evers

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The Carr Fire burns along Highway 299 in Redding, Calif., on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

More than half of the U.S. Forest Service’s budget is being used to fight wildfires across the nation. We talk to an expert about why costs are rising and why it seems we’re seeing more fires than ever. We also discuss Wisconsin’s voting systems and talk with gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers. This marks the first of candidate interviews that you will hear throughout the next two weeks.

Featured in this Show

  • How Vulnerable Are Wisconsin's Voting Systems In 2018?

    While Wisconsin was the target of an online disinformation campaign ahead of the 2016 election, there’s no evidence that votes were successfully hacked or tampered with. But how prepared is the state’s voting system for the 2018 midterms? We discuss whether hacking attempts are likely and what might be vulnerable.

  • Growing Costs Of Fighting Wildfires As Seasons Continue To Lengthen

    The cost of fighting wildfires is now consuming more than half of the U.S. Forest Service’s budget, leaving scarce funds for forest management and research. We talk with a former member of the USDA Forest Research Advisory Council about where extra costs are accumulating, why we’re seeing longer fire seasons and what can be done.

  • Governor Candidate Interview: Tony Evers

    In our series of interviews with candidates for Governor of Wisconsin, we speak with current State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers. He is running as a Democrat in the August 14 primary.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Grigor Atanesian Guest
  • Cassandra Moseley Guest
  • Tony Evers Guest

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