Tech investment declines, abortions rise

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Protesters gather to express opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Investment in Wisconsin tech firms is about $400 million lower this year than last year. A Wisconsin Technology Council official talks about how to turn that around. And U.S. abortions have spiked compared to 2020, despite more restrictions on access. A Guttmacher Institute researcher explains why.

Featured in this Show

  • Angel investors dragging feet on Wisconsin's tech scene

    This year, Wisconsin’s investments in tech companies is more than $400 million below its 2022 numbers. We talk with the Wisconsin Technology Council’s investor networks director about how to bring tech dollars to the state.

  • Number of abortions increased this year in United States

    About 46,000 more abortions happened during the first half of 2023 compared to the same period in 2020, according to the Guttmacher Institute. We talk with a lead researcher from the institute about why abortion increased despite the fall of Roe v. Wade and restricted access in states like Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Joe Kremer Guest
  • Isaac Maddow-Zimet Guest