Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez, Robots in factories, Monarch butterflies, Wholeness at midlife

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We talk with Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez about leading a new task force examining challenges in health care. Then, we learn about a study of robots in manufacturing. Then, a researcher outlines why a decline in monarchs is concerning. Then, Milwaukee author Ben Katt explains how self-discovery at midlife can be achieved.

Featured in this Episode

  • Lieutenant governor discusses new task force

    Gov. Tony Evers declared 2024 the “Year of the Worker” and created a new task force on the health care workforce. Lt. Gov. Sara Rodriguez is the newly appointed chair and joins the show to explain her priorities.

  • Wisconsin a national leader in manufacturing with robots

    Wisconsin uses more robots in manufacturing than almost any other state, according to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. We talk with one of the report’s authors about how using robots in factories affects jobs and productivity. Original air date: Aug. 22, 2023

  • To this researcher, monarch butterfly population decline is a question of ethics

    Yearly data shows a continued downward trend in the number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico. This year’s data is the second-lowest on record. A longtime monarch researcher discusses the drop.

  • Author shares path to finding wholeness at midlife

    Milwaukee author Ben Katt in his new book, “The Way Home: Discovering the Hero’s Journey to Wholeness at Midlife,” shares advice on how people at midlife can rediscover themselves.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Sara Rodriguez Guest
  • Robert Seamans Guest
  • Karen Oberhauser Guest
  • Ben Katt Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director