Debate Over Paying College Athletes, Impeachment Hearings Update

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Marquette forward Theo John blocks a shot during an NCAA college basketball game
Marquette forward Theo John (4) blocks a shot by Kansas State forward Makol Mawien (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Orlin Wagner/AP Photo

As UW-Eau Claire plans to expand its sports program, lawmakers around the country are considering legislation that would allow college athletes to receive compensation in addition to scholarships. We discuss UW-Eau Claire’s expansion and then the boarder debate over pay in college sports. But first, an update on the impeachment hearings with a political scientist.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Alisa Von Hagel Guest
  • Dan Schumacher Guest
  • Ellen Staurowsky Guest