Recruitment shortage for the Wisconsin National Guard, Openness in Wisconsin government

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Heard On The Morning Show
A snowy scene at the Wisconsin State Capitol
Sidewalks are mostly empty around the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We speak with a Wisconsin Army National Guard recruiter about challenges in meeting this year’s recruitment goals. The head of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council talks about some of the best examples of transparency in Wisconsin government.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin Army National Guard faces recruitment challenges

    The Wisconsin Army National Guard is on track to fall behind its 2023 recruitment goals. We talk with the guard’s recruiter about why the military organization is seeing fewer soldiers. We also learn what it means to serve.

  • Opee awards celebrate open government and transparency

    How open are Wisconsin government officials and is public information easily accessible? During Sunshine Week, a national celebration of open government, we speak with the president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council about how transparency affects communities.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Lt. Col. Shannon Hellenbrand Guest
  • Bill Lueders Guest

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