Not Enough Nurses, A Standout Soccer Star, Plan To Combine Colleges

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We discuss the causes and possible solutions for the nursing shortage. Then, we hear from a soccer superstar with Wisconsin ties about the upcoming Olympics. And finally, we learn about a plan to consolidate UW System two-year schools with nearby community colleges.

Featured in this Show

  • More Patients, More Problems: Increasing State's Nursing School Graduates Key To Stopping Shortage

    Nurses are in short supply and high demand due to an increasing — and aging — patient population — as well as the stresses of the pandemic. We speak with the director of a statewide nurse association about what can be done to get more nurses to the patients who need them.

  • Soccer Star Rose Lavelle Talks Olympics, Leadership And Equal Pay

    After rising to international fame in the 2019 World Cup, Rose Lavelle is splitting her play between the U.S. women’s national soccer team and an English club. We catch up with the former UW-Madison standout as she trains for the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

  • UW Leaders Consider Consolidating Campuses

    University of Wisconsin System interim President Tommy Thompson suggested consolidating two-year campuses with nearby technical colleges. We discuss the idea, declining enrollment and other system news with a WPR reporter.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Gina Dennik-Champion Guest
  • Rose Lavelle Guest
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer

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