Learning from fish, A check-in with Wisconsin’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau head

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We talk with a UW-Milwaukee researcher looking into how fish regrow their optic nerves and how that might help people with vision problems. Then we talk with the 40-year director of the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau about the state’s finances.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Ava Udvadia Guest
  • Bob Lang Guest

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