UW-Madison Looks Working Conditions For Grad Students, Adoption Bills Met With Criticism

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We look at how UW-Madison has changed its lab work environments three years after a grad student in the College of Engineering died by suicide. Plus, we hear about new proposals in the State Assembly that address adoption, and the backlash they face.

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    After the death of a graduate student by suicide three years ago, a university investigation found evidence of abusive behavior in the professor’s lab. Our guest, the reporter who broke the story, explains the university’s response and the state of graduate student workers.

  • State Assembly Proposes Eight Bills On Adoption

    Lawmakers in the state assembly have proposed eight bills that aim to improve Wisconsin’s adoption process. We learn more about the bills from Representative Barbara Dittrich, who chairs the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption, and discuss the public’s reaction.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Kelly Meyerhofer Guest
  • Barbara Dittrich Guest