Town of Campbell testing new aquifer, State Supreme Court deciding fewer cases, Unhoused youth initiative

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An aerial view of French Island near La Crosse. Photo courtesy of Lee Donahue

Residents of the town of Campbell on French Island have been relying on bottled water after the discovery of PFAS pollution. We find out about a new aquifer that could provide clean water. Then, we hear about a drop in the number of cases being decided by the state Supreme Court. Plus, a look at an effort to reduce homelessness for young people in Wisconsin who age out of foster care.

Featured in this Episode

  • Deep aquifer on French Island being tested for PFAS

    Three years after PFAS contamination was discovered in groundwater on French Island, a deeper aquifer is being tested in the hope that it could provide residents with clean water. We talk with a town supervisor about what the area is dealing with.

  • Historically few decisions expected from Wisconsin Supreme Court

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is projected to issue a historically low number of decisions in its current term. A Marquette history professor who studies state supreme court cases joins us to explore why and how it affects the state’s legal system.

  • Unhoused Youth Initiative supports adults aged out of foster care

    Madison-based nonprofit, Urban Triage is working to end homelessness among youth. We learn about the Unhoused Youth Initiative and its efforts to support young adults who have aged out of foster care.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Donahue Guest
  • Alan Ball Guest
  • Brandi Grayson Guest
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director