How federal aid for computer chips affects Wisconsin, Reports of teacher shortages near start of school

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Heard On The Morning Show
Clouds and a blue sky are the backdrop for the Wisconsin State Capitol
The Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We learn how a federal influx of cash for computer chip production could affect Wisconsin. Then, weeks before students return to school, we explore reports of teacher shortages and efforts to grow the state’s education workforce.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin Technology Council head talks proposal to electrify highways, federal dollars for computer ships

    President Joe Biden signed a bill last week which will allocate more than $280 billion over five years into the U.S. semiconductor chip industry. We speak with the head of the Wisconsin Technology Council about what this could mean in Wisconsin.

  • Schools facing staff shortages

    Madison schools have over 100 vacant teacher positions ahead of the coming school year. We talk with the executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators about what can be done to staff schools.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Tom Still Guest
  • Susan Muenter Guest