Wisconsin’s wolf hunt earlier this year drew national criticism. Non-Native hunters killed 216 wolves, far exceeding their quota and wiping out twenty percent of the state’s wolf population in three days. For this show, Monday host Patty Peltekos spends the hour with Joe Brown, director of the documentary film Operation Wolf Patrol, which follows the […]
The Wisconsin State Assembly met Wednesday to pass a variety of bi-partisan assembly bills, from loosening hunting restrictions to allowing hair braiding without a license. But the later half of the session was overtaken by debate on whether to honor the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Wednesday’s session began with asking for a moment […]
Today’s show focuses on two different aspects of health. First, we learn the ins and outs of getting healthcare coverage in Wisconsin with Anthony Curtis, community outreach ambassador for Covering Wisconsin. The enrollment deadline is December 15. You can find more information at coveringwi.org. Then, we turn our attention to chronic wasting disease (CWD): what […]
Wildlife killing contests feature hundreds of participants, ready to hunt the wild creatures of natural landscapes. They bring back coyotes, foxes, rabbits, birds and all sorts of other species. But when heaps of animal carcasses are left in the wake of the hunters, the ethics of these events are put into question. Nevertheless, they are […]
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.
Last week, PNM’s Lincoln Tice explored the sustainability of hunting, primarily as a source for food. Tonight, Lincoln continues the discussion with an epidemic that’s infecting deer populations throughout the state, Chronic Wasting Disease. His guest is Michael Samuel, Professor Emeritus in forest and wildlife ecology at UW-Madison. CWD is a fatal neurodegenerative disease affecting […]