ACT 10 overturned, US farmland owned by China, Hiking the Ice Age Trail

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Sturgeon Bay Ice Age Trail
The eastern terminus of the Ice Age Trail in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Kevin Quinn

We look at what the overturning of ACT 10 could mean for labor unions. Then, we look at how much U.S. farmland is actually owned by China and other countries. Then, we learn about the Ice Age Trail and people who hike it.

Featured in this Episode

  • What a court ruling on ACT 10 will mean for labor unions

    Last week, a Dane County judge ruled that ACT 10 violates the state’s constitution. We look at what the ruling could mean for labor unions and how the decision could play out with appeals.

  • New research looks at how much land China holds in Wisconsin, nationally

    New research analyzes more than 40,000 foreign investments in American farmland and finds that countries like China hold a fraction of a percent of domestic farmland. A Cornell researcher behind the analysis joins us.

  • Wisconsin Life

    Quilting goes back thousands of years, with different communities, families and artists developing unique styles. Heidi Parkes found her niche in quilting by creating collages that tell stories. WPR visited Parkes in her studio at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, where she’s the Artist in Residence.

  • Hiking the Ice Age Trail

    You may have heard of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail. But what about the Ice Age Trail? We take a look at why hikers choose to thru-hike Wisconsin’s very own national scenic trail. Original air date: June 19, 2024.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jon Shelton Guest
  • Wendong Zhang Guest
  • Melissa Pierick Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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