Milwaukee schools funding, Rust Belt home, Connect with natural wonders

Air Date:
Heard On Wisconsin Today
Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Keith Posley at the June 3, 2024, special school board meeting. Evan Casey/WPR

As Milwaukee Public Schools is at risk of losing millions in state funding, the district’s superintendent is resigning. We talk with a WPR reporter. Then, we hear how homeowners are affected by a rights of way dispute. Then, we learn about the effects of deindustrialization in Iron County, Wisconsin. Then, we hear a story from Wisconsin Life. Then, a master naturalist offers advice on flower finding.

Featured in this Episode

  • Milwaukee school leaders meet amid risk to funding, superintendent resigns

    On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Public Schools board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Keith Posley. The resignation came hours after a special meeting of the board to discuss the district potentially losing millions of dollars in state funds. WPR reporter Corrinne Hess shares more.

  • Homeowners affected by dispute over rights of way in Northern Wisconsin

    In January 2023, the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa barricaded four roads on its reservation over a rights of way dispute. Yesterday, we heard from tribal officials about the legal fight. Today, Danielle Kaeding reports how the feud has left homeowners in limbo and sowed division among those living on the reservation.

  • Deindustrialization of ‘home’ in Iron County

    The loss of the mining industry was devastating for Iron County, but some residents stuck out the economic hardships that followed. We talk to a sociologist about her new book that explores why Iron County residents stayed and what it says about the place people call home.

  • Wisconsin Life

    We hear a story about a brand new collegiate level softball league in Wisconsin.

  • Step into the world of flower finding

    We learn about the art of stopping and smelling the roses with the author of a new book, “Flower Finding: Delight in the Splendor of Wild Blooms.”

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Corri Hess Guest
  • Amanda McMillen Lequieu Guest
  • Andrea Debbink Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Managing Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director