Fighting lead poisoning, Measuring how housing access affects health

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A lead water service line from 1927 lies on the surface of a residential street after being removed in Denver. Brittany Peterson/AP Photo

We hear from a Milwaukee resident who President Joe Biden hosted at his State of the Union address for her efforts to combat lead poisoning. And we learn how affordable housing — or the lack of — can affect people’s health.

Featured in this Show

  • Milwaukee mom fighting lead poisoning is State of the Union guest

    Deanna Branch says her son, Aidan, was twice hospitalized for lead poisoning in their Milwaukee home. Her advocacy to protect children from lead resulted in a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris and attendance at President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol.

  • Wisconsin's health inequities

    A new report from Gov. Tony Evers’ Health Equity Council links neighborhood health to available and equitable housing. Two council leaders discuss the report’s recommendations for expanding health access to more Wisconsinites.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Deanna Branch Guest
  • Michelle Robinson Guest
  • Gina Green-Harris Guest