Wisconsin’s biggest animals, Student reading struggles

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A zoologist and a geologist teach us about the biggest animals in Wisconsin, past and present. Then, we talk to a cognitive neuroscience about why young children in schools are falling behind in reading.

Featured in this Show

  • WHYsconsin: What's the biggest animal in Wisconsin?

    A biologist who studies the size and shape of animals joins us to talk about Wisconsin’s biggest animal. Then, we talk to a geologist about the giant animals of prehistoric Wisconsin, including an enormous squid.

  • Why students are falling behind in reading and what can be done about it

    Students across the country are falling behind in reading since the start of the pandemic. We explore why that is and how parents and teachers can help reverse the trend.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Warren Porter Guest
  • Brooke Norsted Guest
  • Mark Seidenberg Guest

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