UW-Oshkosh Plea Deal, Ice Industry, Damaged Dams

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Icicles form on a railing as the sun rises in the harbor in Port Washington, Wis., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 as temperatures were -22 degrees with -50 degree wind chills. AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps

A reporter shares new developments in a high-profile case that ensnared two former UW-Oshkosh administrators, prompted numerous audits and led to several court battles. Then, we learn about Wisconsin’s vanished ice industry and how some dams are under stress from severe flooding.

Featured in this Show

  • Former UW-Oshkosh Administrators Reach Plea Deal

    A reporter updates us on the criminal misconduct case involving two former UW-Oshkosh administrators and the university’s private foundation. The administrators plead guilty to one felony count and were ordered to pay restitution.

  • Wisconsin's Lost Ice Industry

    Ice was once a booming business in Wisconsin. Companies used to ship ice from Wisconsin’s lakes around the country so people could keep their lagers chilled and their meats fresh. Kealey Bultena speaks with historian Ann Waidelich about how the state once dominated this industry.

  • The State Of Wisconsin's Dams And The Impact Of Climate Change

    Last year was Wisconsin’s wettest on record, according to the Midwestern Regional Climate Center. The year before that, five dams breached and more were damaged. We discuss the state of Wisconsin’s dams and how one county is addressing climate change in the aftermath of severe flooding.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Devi Shastri Guest
  • Ann Waidelich Guest
  • Tanya Lourigan Guest
  • Bob Micheel Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer

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