New reading guidance, Refugee resettlement, Trump’s court appeals, Wisconsin golf courses

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Light shines through green trees as a golfer watches the ball fly after teeing off.
Vincent Sign tees off Monday, June 14, 2021, during a youth tournament at the Brown County Golf Course in Oneida, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We explore the state Department of Public Instruction’s new list of recommended reading programs. Then, we hear about a nonprofit working in the Chippewa Valley to resettle dozens of refugees. Then, a Marquette University Law School scholar discusses former President Donald Trump’s court appeals. Then, we examine a trade publication’s praise for Wisconsin golf courses.

Featured in this Episode

  • State agency reveals its list of reading materials

    Following a new state law, Wisconsin schools must begin shifting away “balanced literacy” to “science of reading” curricula. Students must be taught to read with an emphasis on phonics. We discuss the latest developments in this transition over how reading is taught in the state.

  • Resettling refugees in Eau Claire

    After a humanitarian group announced last fall plans to resettle 75 refugees in the Eau Claire area, local residents tried to halt the plan. A state lawmaker proposed giving local elected officials a say over resettlement efforts. A World Relief official talks about the group’s work with refugees.

  • US Supreme Court weighs Colorado removing Trump from election ballots

    The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a challenge to Colorado removing former President Donald Trump from election ballots. We talk with a Marquette University Law School associate professor for a legal perspective.

  • Golf Digest: Wisconsin is best for public golf courses

    A new report by Golf Digest ranks Wisconsin No. 1 in the country when it comes to public golf courses. We talk with a professional instructor and former tour player about Wisconsin’s place in the sport.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Adams Guest
  • Matthew Soerens Guest
  • Christine Chabot Guest
  • Sue Shapcott Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director