Teaching Spanish in schools, How Wisconsin is spending opioid legal settlements

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A packet of pills
This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug used to control heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Elise Amendola/ AP Photo

We learn how Spanish, Wisconsin’s second-most spoken language, is taught in schools and why students should learn it. Then we learn how opioid settlement funds are being used in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • The benefits of taking AP Spanish

    Spanish is the second most popular language in Wisconsin. Roughly 5 percent of state residents speak it at home. We talk with the head of the College Board’s AP Spanish program about the challenges and benefits of teaching Spanish in the classroom.

  • Tracking Wisconsin's funding from opioid legal settlements

    Award-winning journalist Aneri Pattani discusses her ongoing series about how opioid legal settlement funds are being spent and who gets to make those decisions. We talk about how the funds are already in circulation in Wisconsin and learn who will benefit.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Rosa Tapia Guest
  • Aneri Pattani Guest

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