Asthma in low-income children, RNC in Milwaukee, Gun tracing

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A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporter shares her investigation into disproportionate asthma rates in Milwaukee. Then, a political science professor joins us to share the wide-ranging impacts of Milwaukee hosting the Republican National Convention in 2024. Later, we learn more about how guns are trafficked between states.

Featured in this Show

  • Investigation: In Milwaukee, Black children significantly more likely than white children to visit ER for asthma

    Asthma affects 6 million children in the U.S. We talk to a reporter who found that children in lower-income, predominantly Black parts of Milwaukee are up to 20 times more likely to go to the ER for asthma than children in higher-income, predominantly white areas. An allergist also joins the program to explain childhood asthma.

  • How hosting the RNC affects the city of Milwaukee

    Milwaukee will host the Republican National Convention in 2024. We learn more about the positive and negative impacts the event could have on the city.

  • Tracing gun trafficking around the US

    A pair of Wall Street Journal reporters share results of their work analyzing federal data, and tracking where guns travel across state lines from purchase to shooting.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Talis Shelbourne Guest
  • Dr. Daniel Jackson Guest
  • Philip Rocco Guest
  • Dan Frosch Guest
  • Zusha Elinson Guest