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Trump Heads to Wisconsin, A Dying Ecosystem, The Urban-Rural Divide

April 17, 201747 min
Coming up on today's show:
For the first time since the November election, President Trump will make a visit to Wisconsin today — a state he won by just 20,000 votes. How are voters in The Badger State feeling about the trajectory of the new administration? Anthony Zito, a 34-year-old car salesman in LaCrosse, Wisconsin; Matthew Olson, a 33-year-old dairy worker in Ellsworth, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin; and Sherwin Hughes, host of "The Forum" on radio station WNOV and Democratic political consultant, weigh in.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is now said to be in its final "terminal stage" following back-to-back dying events and widespread bleaching caused by global climate change. For a look at the consequences of this dying ecosystem, we turn to Fabien Cousteau, an aquanaut and environmental advocate, and founder of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center.
In a new book out Tuesday, Amina Khan, a science writer at the Los Angeles Times, explores innovative ways to create more resilient communities. She's the author of "ADAPT: How Humans Are Tapping Into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a Better Future."
On Tuesday, Georgia’s 6th Congressional District holds a special election to replace former U.S. Representative Tom Price. There are 18 candidates in the race, but a young Democratic candidate could turn the district blue for the first time since 1979. Bill Nigut of Georgia Public Broadcasting weighs in.
With narrow results in elections and referendums in Turkey, Britain, and the U.S., what's shaping the political divide between urban and rural areas? Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, answers.
Clement Attlee has often fallen into the shadow of Winston Churchill, but Attlee, who led Britain's Labour Party from 1935 to 1955 and served as Britain’s prime minister from 1945 to 1951, was hugely influential in shaping the United Kingdom, according to John Bew, a professor at King's College London and author of "The Man Who Made Modern Britain."
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