Rare plant discovered in Wisconsin, WIAA aims to improve competition with new rules

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Badger High School cheerleaders perform on the sideline Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, during the Badgers’ game against Burlington High School. Angela Major/WPR

A parasitic plant not seen in Wisconsin for decades is found through the DNR’s Rare Plant Monitoring Program. Then, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association has a new plan for making middle school and high school sports more competitive.

Featured in this Show

  • Volunteers help identify rare, endangered plants in Wisconsin

    Recently, a volunteer with the state DNR’s Rare Plant Monitoring Program found a parasitic species that hadn’t been seen in Wisconsin since 1979. We speak with a botanist and coordinator of the program about monitoring and detecting rare or endangered plants.

  • Plan passes to make Wisconsin school sports teams more competitive

    To better ensure school sports teams are competitive at state tournaments, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association has approved a performance-based point system to move teams from one division to another. A WIAA task force member explains how the “competitive balance plan” will work.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Kevin Doyle Guest
  • Michelle Guyant-Holloway Guest

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