Gov. Tony Evers, Spread of avian flu, Wisconsin’s ghost ports

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Gov. Evers looks forward as he delivers an address from the podium.
Gov. Tony Evers delivers the State of the State address Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Gov. Tony Evers joins the program to discuss state politics and recent news. Then, two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers talk about reducing the spread of avian flu in livestock. Then, we explore efforts to rediscover decades-old piers along Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shoreline.

Featured in this Episode

  • Gov. Tony Evers

    Gov. Tony Evers discusses funding for state universities, financial challenges facing Milwaukee Public Schools, his administration’s response to a troubled Wisconsin prison and other recent news in state politics.

  • Preventing the spread of avian flu

    The CDC recently reported a third case of avian influenza spreading from dairy cows to humans in the United States. We talk with a Wisconsin researcher about the effects of pasteurization on the virus. Then, we talk to a vaccine specialist about the role vaccines might play in managing the public health risk.

  • Discovering Wisconsin’s sunken ghost ports

    The state archaeologist explains a project to uncover lost commercial piers that had dotted Wisconsin’s coastline in the late 1800s.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Tony Evers Guest
  • Keith Poulsen Guest
  • Dr. Bill Hartman Guest
  • Amy Rosebrough Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Managing Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director