Incarcerated people gain access to education grants, Child vaccination rates decline in Wisconsin

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A father holds his young son as he receives a shot in his leg.
Ted Lenoch holds his 15-month-old son, Remy, a he receives a COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Fitchburg Family Pharmacy in Fitchburg, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We discuss new federal student aid to help incarcerated people pay for higher education. Then, as childhood vaccination rates decline in Wisconsin, we learn the barriers that keep children from getting immunized against preventable diseases.

Featured in this Show

  • Incarcerated people can now receive Pell Grants

    For the first time in nearly three decades, people who are incarcerated are able to receive federal student aid to help pay for higher education, including the Pell Grant. We hear from the Milwaukee Area Technical College’s administrator of correctional education programs.

  • Childhood vaccinations continue to lag behind pre-pandemic levels

    Since the start of the pandemic, millions of children around the world have missed out on routine childhood vaccinations. We talk with the head of the Wisconsin Vaccination Program and a UNICEF advocate about what barriers are keeping children from getting their shots and how to catch up.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Sadique Isahaku Guest
  • Stephanie Schauer Guest
  • Lily Caprani Guest

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