For today’s episode, Patty kicks off a seasonal series about all things food. First, she revisits the issue of CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) with Matt Wechsler, director of the documentary film The Right to Harm, about the public health impacts of factory farming. There is a free screening of the film on Wednesday, October […]
Do you shop for groceries? Do you like spending times on Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers? Do you or your family live in a rural community? If so, you’re affected by Wisconsin’s concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). CAFOs are facilities hosting one type of livestock animal such as dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, or […]
What are the effects of large factory farms in Wisconsin? What are some of their externalities on the surrounding environment and economy? Patty Peltekos speaks with two critics of concentrated animal feeding operations and factory farms, John Peck of Family Farm Defenders and Harry Pulliam of Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network. Attend a panel discussion featuring these […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with current Representative and gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs. In his interview, Wachs emphasized the importance of environmental issues to the state of Wisconsin, including hunting rights, CAFOs, water quality, high capacity wells and Foxconn. Other topics discussed include the consequences of Act 10 and educational policy.
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing is joined in the studio with guest Andrew Hahn, who has covered the politics of water for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. It’s becoming an increasingly common site in rural Wisconsin, yard signs saying “No CAFOs” or “Save our Water.” As Election Day looms near, many of those issue signs […]
Does the DNR have the authority to limit the number of CAFOs in the state? How do you evaluate how the water needs of a CAFO might impact the water supplies for the surrounding areas? Today Patty Peltekos talks with Tom Bauman, Water Supply Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Bauman specializes in […]