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Workforce Waves

May 24, 2019

Rachael Cooper, Senior Program Manager for the National Safety Council, joins the program to discuss the problem of opioid addiction and its impact on the workplace. She shares trends in opioid usage, prevention strategies, and what employers need to know about addiction treatment. 

Apr 26, 2019

Northwest Wisconsin, like many areas of the United States, is projected to experience a significant "graying" of their population. Discover the importance of investing in older workers and the mindset shift that the nonprofit sector needs to make when it comes to elders. 

Apr 2, 2019

54% of Wisconsin residents live in a "child care desert"- meaning that they have a lack of child care options available to them in their area. This can obviously be a barrier for people looking to enter or return to the workforce- in this episode you'll learn about initiatives that are underway to increase the amount...

Jan 21, 2019

**Note- between the time this episode was recorded and released, Whitecap Mountain Resort's main lodge was destroyed in a fire. However, the leadership and staff remain optimistic about the future and intend to rebuild. To learn more, visit 

Recreation, tourism, food service and retail are...

Dec 24, 2018

What is the connection between housing and workforce development? In this episode, you'll discover how an investment in housing can help with economic and workforce development. You'll hear a story of a housing initiative in Newton, Iowa and the takeaways and lessons learned from that initiative.