Tourism in review, Searching for child care solutions

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Woman plays with toddler in pool
In this photo taken by AP Images for Kalahari Resorts, Joleen Reitzler, of Dubuque, Ia., plays with her 5-months-old son, Grant, at Kalahari Resorts’ new kids area Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Andy Manis/AP Images for Kalahari Resorts

We check in with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism as peak tourist season in the state draws near. Then, we revisit calls for improving child care.

Featured in this Show

  • Tourism industry prepares for summer travelers

    Wisconsin’s tourism industry has outpaced the national average in travel spending for two years, according to the U.S. Travel Association. We talk with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s secretary-designee for a review of the sector.

  • The state of child care in Wisconsin

    Child care providers nationwide held a “Day Without Child Care” last week to urge pay raises for childcare workers and to raise awareness of the difficulty surrounding quality child care. We speak with a UW-Madison professor of social work about the state of early care and education in Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Sec. Anne Sayers Guest
  • Alejandra Ros Pilarz Guest