PFAS Found In Wisconsin Waterways; Wisconsin’s Workforce Housing Shortage

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A field at a PFAS-contaminated farm
In this Thursday Aug. 15, 2019 photo, hay dries after a recent cut at Stoneridge Farm in Arundel, Maine. The farm has been forced to shut down after sludge spread on the farm land was linked to high levels of PFAS in the milk. Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo 

PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” have been found in several Wisconsin waterways. A DNR researcher explains how they got there and how the state will address this problem. Then, we delve into a new report finding a severe housing shortage for workers in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • PFAS Detected In Five Wisconsin Waterways

    Contamination from PFAS, or forever chemicals, has been discovered in several Wisconsin waterways. We talk with a Department of Natural Resources researcher about what they’ve found through sampling, what they still don’t know and precautions to take near the affected areas.

  • Addressing Wisconsin's Workforce Housing Shortage

    A new study reveals a severe housing shortage for people entering the workforce in Wisconsin. We learn why the state hasn’t fully recovered since the Great Recession and consider possible solutions.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jim Zellmer Guest
  • Kurt Paulsen Guest