Kids’ mental health, Freezing Wisconsin lakes, Memoir of a labor leader

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Ice on Lake Michigan
Ice builds on Lake Michigan along the shore at Newport State Park in Wisconsin, Feb. 15, 2021. Roger Schneider/AP Photo

A new report by the state Office of Children’s Mental Health provides fresh insights on the well-being of Wisconsin kids. We discuss the report. Then, state climatologist Steve Vavrus talks about how climate change is affecting when lakes freeze. Then, we explore a new memoir of labor leader and activist Jesús Salas.

Featured in this Episode

  • State efforts to improve kids' mental health

    We discuss youth mental health amid a new state report and as the U.S. child poverty rate continues to rise.

  • Wisconsin’s lakes are routinely freezing later

    Wisconsin lakes are freezing over later and later in winter and many are just now getting covered with ice. We talk with Wisconsin’s state climatologist about why this is happening and the future of winter.

  • Leader of Wisconsin farmworkers reflects on activism

    A memoir from labor leader and activist Jesús Salas documents the rise of Wisconsin’s first farmworker’s union. The author joins us to discuss the legacy of this union.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Linda Hall Guest
  • Steve Vavrus Guest
  • Jesús Salas Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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