New report on college faculty pay, Researcher discusses cure for sickle cell disease

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Two graduates in caps and gowns sit on the Abraham Lincoln statue at Bascom Hill at UW-Madison to take photos.
Sam Lopez, left, and Daniel Jablonski, right, take graduation photos as their semester nears its end Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The two have already lined up jobs in their respective fields of education and atmospheric and oceanic science. Angela Major/WPR

First, we talk with the head of a teachers’ union about a new report showing adjunct instructors at colleges are underpaid. Then, we hear from a biomedical engineering professor about gene-editing programs for treating disease.

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  • New report shows adjunct faculty in colleges underpaid, fear lack of job security

    A new report from the American Federation of Teachers shows millions of adjunct educators are underpaid, with more than 25 percent of respondents earning less than $26,500 per year. The head of the union explains what issues these millions of educators are facing.

  • Innovations in gene-editing treatment in Wisconsin and abroad

    This month, U.K. regulators became the first in the world to approve a new treatment for sickle cell disease. And Americans aren’t far behind. We hear from a Wisconsin professor and member of the National Institute of Health’s Somatic Cell Genome Editing Consortium.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Randi Weingarten Guest
  • Krishanu "Kris" Saha Guest

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