Wildlife populations declining, U.S. Senate candidate interview

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Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes stands in front of Planned Parenthood signage on stage during a campaign event.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks to supporters during his campaign for U.S. Senate on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Middleton, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

First, we learn about how wildlife populations are in critical decline around the world. Then we speak with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes about why he’s running for the U.S. Senate.

Featured in this Show

  • Wildlife populations in significant decline

    A recent report by environmental groups found that wildlife populations are in significant decline. One of the biggest declines is freshwater fish, which have dropped 83% since 1970. We talk with one of the scientists about the trends and what can be done to reverse them.

  • Interview with US Senate candidate Mandela Barnes

    Wisconsin’s Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is challenging two-term U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in the Nov. 8 election. In the first of two interviews with the candidates, we speak with Barnes about his goals for the position. A note: Both candidates were offered equal airtime. However, Barnes accepted a shorter amount of time.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Jeff Opperman Guest
  • Mandela Barnes Guest

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