Workforce Development Bills, A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Closing America’s Education Gap

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Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett cover the annoucement of new workforce development bills in Wisconsin. Then, they talk with the brother of the late journalist Alexander Cockburn (KOH-burn) about his last book on American politics – finished just before his death last year. And, film director M. Night Shyamalan (SHAHM-ah-lahn) joins us to discuss the five keys to closing America’s education gap.

Featured in this Show

  • Workforce Development Bills Introduced

    Governor Walker and the legislative leaders have introduced eight new bills, aimed at workforce development and job creation. A WPR reporter breaks down the proposed bills.

  • A Road Trip Through American Politics & Culture

    Journalist Alexander Cockburn chronicled the last decade of American politics and corruption in his final book, A Colossal Wreck, before passing away in 2012. His son, Andrew Cockburn, talks about the road trip that inspired the book and the state of American politics today.

  • Closing America's Education Gap with M. Night Shyamalan

    M. Night Shyamalan (SHAHM-ah-lahn) is best known as the writer and director of several movies, among them, “The Sixth Sense.” But he’s also deeply committed to education and the foundation he began with his wife aims to help underprivledged students overcome barriers of race and class. Recently, Shyamalan ( (SHAHM-ah-lahn) toured the country and came away with a blueprint for what he says could close the achievement gap. What he learned, today.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Cynthia Schuster Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Glen Moberg Guest
  • M. Night Shyamalan Guest

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