Kobe Bryant Dies, New DNR Chief Warden, Phonics Teaching Research

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First, we look at the legacy of five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant after he, his daughter and several people died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. Next, the new chief warden of the state DNR speaks to us about the workload and enforcement issues facing his office. Then, a UW-Madison professor breaks down new research on phonics and teaching reading.

Featured in this Show

  • Remembering Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant, who died with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday, was considered one of the greatest to ever play the game. We talk with a veteran sports reporter about his legacy on basketball and the culture.

  • A New Chief Warden Takes The Reins At State DNR

    The new chief warden of the state DNR joins us to discuss the day-to-day workload of wardens and what we can all do to protect our land and animals. He also discusses the most pressing enforcement issues facing the DNR and new projects for the department.

  • Phonics Instruction In Wisconsin Schools

    The Department of Public Instruction recently announced it will endorse ‘explicit phonics instruction.’ A professor joins us to explain these new state standards and what research says about phonics. Plus, we’ll examine how Wisconsin schools are teaching students to read today.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Justus Cleveland Guest
  • Casey Krueger Guest
  • Mark Seidenberg Guest

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