Avian flu detected anew in Wisconsin, State’s poet laureate shines light on the power of words

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Chickens eat at a feeder.
Young broilers eat at a feeder on the Bobby Morgan chicken Farm in Luling, Texas on Aug. 23, 2013. Bob Nichols/USDA

State officials on Monday confirmed an avian flu outbreak in Jefferson County, last detected there in 2015. We speak with an UW-Extension specialist about how avian flu affects poultry farms. Then, the state’s poet laureate says the teaching of poetry promotes empathy and understanding.

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  • Handling the return of avian flu in Wisconsin

    The last time avian flu struck Wisconsin in 2015 it affected nine commercial farms, causing the death of 1.9 million birds in less than a month. On Monday, officials confirmed the virus in a Jefferson County flock. We speak with an UW-Extension specialist about avian flu and issues facing poultry farmers.

  • Wisconsin poet laureate shares her craft and the insight it can provide

    At times, words can be static and unmoving. But in poetry, they become the color at the end of a paint brush, adding description and emotion to a scene. The state’s poet laureate describes how teaching poetry to young students and prisoners alike creates empathy and understanding of ourselves and others.

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  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
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  • Ron Kean Guest
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