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Rising insurance rates, Food at dollar stores, Efforts to reduce smoking in Wisconsin

We examine the projected continued increases of car and home insurance rates. Then, a researcher explains how dollar stores might make matters worse for communities with limited access to nutritious, fresh foods. Then, we examine efforts to help Wisconsinites quit nicotine.

Featured in this Episode

  • Why is car and home insurance rising?

    According to the finance site ValuePenguin, auto insurance rates are expected to increase by more than 12 percent this year. Meanwhile, homeowners insurance premiums have increased more than 20 percent year-over-year. We examine why insurance rates are climbing. Original air date: Jan. 25 2024

  • How dollar stores contribute to food deserts

    Several dollar stores have recently opened throughout Wisconsin as Dollar General continues with plans to open more than 1,000 locations nationwide this year. We speak with a researcher who finds dollar stores may harm independent grocers and reduce access to fresh produce. Original air date: Oct. 10, 2023

  • Smoking prevention in Wisconsin

    We talk about tobacco treatment and policy in in Wisconsin. Original air date: Oct. 31, 2023

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Tyler Leverty Guest
  • Scott Holeman Guest
  • Matthew Osborne Guest
  • Lorraine Lathen Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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