RNC protest zones, Understanding ‘organic’ food labels, Summer reading for different abilities

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USDA organic beef
In this July 9, 2018 photo a “USDA Organic” label is printed on the label of a pound of ground beef, in Walpole, Mass. Labels such as “Fair Trade Certified ” or “USDA Organic” signify that a product’s supply chain has gone through some level of vetting. However, standards can vary widely. Steven Senne/AP Photo

Then, a USDA administrator helps us make sense of what it takes for food to earn the “organic” or “natural” distinction we see in the grocery store. And we learn about the Audio Braille Literacy Enhancement program in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Episode

  • First Amendment dispute over Republican National Convention protest zones

    The ACLU and local protest groups are suing the city of Milwaukee over designated protest zones around the upcoming Republican National Convention. A Wisconsin law professor joins us to explain the First Amendment issues being disputed in the case.

  • What’s the deal with organic food labels and how are they are enforced?

    Wisconsin has the second most organic farms in the country. But the boom in foods branded as “organic” or “natural” creates a lot of confusion in the grocery aisle. We speak with a USDA administrator who oversees the organic program to understand what the labels mean and how they’re enforced.

  • Wisconsin’s summer reading list for all ages and abilities

    The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled is embarking on its second summer reading program. We talk about this season’s reading list and learn about the Audio Braille Literacy Enhancement program as it approaches its 60th year making Wisconsin authors accessible to all.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Howard Schweber Guest
  • Jennifer Tucker Guest
  • Katie Saldutte Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Managing Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer

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