Bill To Expunge More Criminal Convictions, New WPR Programs, Confederate Monument Removal

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This week, a new generation of WPR programs hits the airwaves! We hear what pilot programs to look out for and the work that’s gone into “WPR Next.” We also talk with a state representative about his bill that would allow for more criminal offenders to have convictions expunged from their records. And after torch-bearing white nationalists protested the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia, we take a look at the ongoing debate around Confederate monuments.

Featured in this Show

  • New Effort To Allow For Expungement Of Convictions

    A bipartisan bill is trying to bring young people convicted of low-level crimes back into society by allowing for the removal of offenses committed before turning 25 from their records. We’ll talk to Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) about why he’s supporting the effort.

  • New Projects On The Air, With WPR Next

    Meet the next generation of WPR programming, with a preview of four pilot programs airing this week on the Ideas Network–with looks at science, popular culture, and more.

  • The Ongoing Debate Around The Removal Of Confederate Monuments

    A group of white nationalists carried torches to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. We get one writer’s take on the controversy over removing Confederate memorials in Virginia and other parts of the South.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Joe Sanfelippo Guest
  • Adam Friedrich Guest
  • Christine Emba Guest

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