Transmission line gains steam, Scooter programs face challenges, La Crosse dumpster divers

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Many scooters are piled onto a sidewalk as pedestrians pass by.
People walk past electric scooters parked on a sidewalk Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

WPR reporter Danielle Kaeding shares the latest news on a controversial transmission line planned to run through a national wildlife refuge. Then, we explore how Wisconsin communities are responding to electric scooters five years after state law established new regulations. Then, we learn about a La Crosse effort to divert household items from landfills.

Featured in this Episode

  • Construction of transmission line underway

    The Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line is under construction by American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative Utilities. We get the latest details from WPR reporter Danielle Kaeding.

  • Electric scooters popularity

    Wisconsin cities have had mixed results with dockless electric scooter programs in recent years. We hear from leaders in several communities how they’re navigating the pros and cons of the new transportation technology.

  • La Crosse dumpster divers

    UW-La Crosse is partnering with the area’s Habitat for Humanity to reduce waste thrown away by students during campus move out. We explore how the program is supporting the community’s climate goals. Plus, we learn how other parts of the state could adopt a similar program.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Zac Roder Guest
  • Nick Faust Guest
  • Kaitlyn Wiehe Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Managing Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director