What GM’s Plant Closings Say About The Future Of Auto, Where Does Food Contamination Happen?

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America’s auto landscape is in the midst of a big change, with car-buying habits shifting and more young people choosing to go car-free. We talk about what the future of the auto industry could look like. And, we know that food contamination and recalls happen, but how much do we know about why they happen? We talk to an expert about where these outbreaks start.

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  • The Impact Of GM's Announced Plant Closures Amid Shifting Auto Industry Landscape

    Late last month, General Motors announced a move to halt production at facilities in North America, as well as a reduction of its salaried workforce by 15 percent. The move comes amid a big shift in American car buying habits – demand for sedans is down, while demand for trucks and SUVs are up. Additionally, young people are increasingly opting to go car-free. We look at the big changes in America’s auto landscape, as well as how GM’s announcement could affect individuals and businesses here in Wisconsin.

  • How Does Our Food Get Contaminated?

    Last week, romaine lettuce from California’s Central coast region was linked to a recent E. coli outbreak. This week, ground beef from an Arizona producer has been named the probable culprit of a salmonella outbreak. Our food is susceptible to contamination. A professor in plant pathology breaks down why it happens, and if it’s more preventable than inevitable.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Douglas Fisher Guest
  • Jeri Barak Guest

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