New head of UW athletics, Rural healthcare issues

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A Wisconsin player can be seen holding the ball securely and rushing through a hole in the Penn State defense.
Wisconsin’s Isaac Guerendo (20), center, rushes through Penn State defenders Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We talk with the new UW-Madison athletic director. Then, we hear from the top administrator at a rural healthcare system that serves farmers and migrant farmer workers.

Featured in this Show

  • UW-Madison's new athletic director

    UW-Madison’s new athletic director, Chris McIntosh, is a former Badgers football star and NFL player, who has been deputy athletic director since 2017. We chat with him about college athletics during the time of COVID and the future of college sports.

  • Rural healthcare struggles during the pandemic

    COVID-19 is now killing rural residents at twice the rate of urban residents, according to the Rural Policy Research Institute. We discuss the unique challenges rural residents face in getting primary healthcare, dental services and substance abuse recovery treatment in the less populated parts of Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Chris McIntosh Guest
  • Laura Waldvogel Guest

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