State Capitol Report: Dental Care, Kids’ Mental Health And More

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Heard On The Morning Show
Wisconsin capitol building dome
The dome of the Wisconsin state Capitol building in Madison. Alan Levine (CC BY)

We discuss legislation that supporters say would improve access to dental care in rural communities. We hear from the new leader of Wisconsin’s agency for children’s mental health. Plus, a reporter brings us up to speed on the latest news in state politics.

Featured in this Show

  • Lawmakers Consider Bringing Dental Therapists To Wisconsin

    A bill that aims to improve access to dental care by way of dental therapists had a hearing at the state Capitol on Wednesday. We learn more about what these professionals do, how they differ from dentists, and next steps for the legislation.

  • Legislators Advance Evers' DHS Pick, Illinois To Host DNC Delegates

    A Republican-controlled committee approved Gov. Tony Evers’ pick to lead the state Department of Health Services. We get details from Wisconsin Public Radio’s state Capitol reporter. Then, we hear why 26 delegations attending the Democratic National Convention will stay in Illinois.

  • How State Grants Aim To Improve Children's Mental Health

    The state Department of Public Instruction recently awarded more than $6 million in grants to support mental health in schools. We talk about the grants and more with the newly appointed director of the state Office of Children’s Mental Health.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Shamane Mills Guest
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Linda Hall Guest