Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt, Home Improvement Industry During The Pandemic, Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

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Wisconsinites continue to debate how to manage the state’s wolf population and if a wolf hunt is the right answer. The executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Foundation joins the show to share his perspective. And we look at how home improvement stores like Menards have leveraged an uptick in interest during the pandemic to increase sales. Then we talk to an expert on Middle Eastern politics about President Biden’s plans to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11.

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  • The Debate Over How To Manage Wolves In Wisconsin

    After Wisconsin’s spring wolf hunt harvest resulted in nearly double the quota for state-licensed hunters, some Wisconsinites are pushing to get rid of the fall wolf hunt altogether. We talk to a former state DNR secretary and wildlife expert about how the state should manage its wolf population.

  • Menards Store Brings In Large Profit In A Busy Year For Home Improvement

    Wisconsin resident and owner of Menards home improvement stores, John Menard Jr., saw his net worth grow by nearly $3 billion as many Americans took on home improvement projects over the pandemic year. We talk with a Wisconsin business expert about how other home improvement stores fared and what the market looks like now.

  • A Look At Biden's Plan To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

    This week, President Joe Biden announced that all U.S. troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 of this year. We look at his plan to end the “forever war” and evaluate the results of the 20-year conflict.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • George Meyer Guest
  • Hart Posen Guest
  • Dalia Fahmy Guest

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