Problems at Waupun Correctional Institution, Ascension hospitals cope with cyber attack, Wisconsin’s enduring circus culture

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Two unidentified boys gaze up at circus parade wagons in Baraboo, Wis. on June 30, 1966 after the Circus World Museum’s antique wagons were loaded on flatcars in preparation for journey to Milwaukee. The wagons are to be the main feature in Milwaukee’s Fourth of July parade. Paul Shane/ AP Photo

We learn more about the problems at Waupun Correctional Institution after the arrest of several employees. Then we learn how a hospital cyber attack is affecting operations at Ascension hospitals. Then, we find out how Wisconsin’s circus culture lives on.

Featured in this Episode

  • Arrests at Waupun Correctional Institution

    Last week, the former warden and eight employees at Waupun Correctional Institution were charged in connection to the deaths of two inmates. A reporter gives an overview of the problems and a state legislator explains how the problems should be addressed.

  • Last month’s cyber attack still affecting Ascension hospitals

    Last month, a cyber attack left health system Ascension workers without access to many electronic or phone capabilities for weeks. The head of a Wisconsin healthcare union and a health economist gives their insights.

  • Wisconsin circus arts popularity reflects state’s history

    Wisconsin birthed some of the most famous circus acts in the country more than a century ago. Students are still learning aerial arts and stage performance at venues across the state. We talk to a pair of instructors about what performers do and why they love it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Sarah Lehr Guest
  • Mark Born Guest
  • Hannah Neprash Guest
  • Connie Smith Guest
  • Jacob Mills Guest
  • Mandie Martzahl Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director