Milwaukee Film Festival, Breaking financial barriers, The happiness of Americans, Child care at colleges

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We preview Milwaukee’s annual film festival. Then, Centro Hispano Dane County explains a new report which examines how to help Latinas save money. Then, the World Happiness Report reveals the happiest countries. Then, we learn about an initiative to bring affordable child care centers to college campuses.

Featured in this Episode

  • Milwaukee Film Festival opens this week and takes over operations of the Downer Theater

     This week, the Milwaukee Film Festival is set to begin. The festival organization is also taking over operations of the 109-year-old Downer Theater. The head of the organization joins us.

  • Latinas in Wisconsin find financial savings success through national program

    A savings program deployed in the Madison area helped Latinas break financial barriers and save money. The program, known as the Latina Savings Project, provides education and matches savings. We hear from leaders of the project.  

  • American happiness hits an all-time low

    America dropped 20 spots in the latest World Happiness Report. We talk with a UW-Madison consumer science professor about the trends contributing to lower happiness and what can be done about it.

  • Head Start offering child care at colleges

    Nearly 4 million undergraduate students are raising children, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. A new initiative through Head Start is bringing affordable child care centers to campuses across the nation, including in Wisconsin. The “Kids on Campus” director joins us.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Anne Reed Guest
  • Norma Gallegos Valles Guest
  • Cindy Hounsell Guest
  • Christine Whelan Guest
  • Victoria Jones Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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