COVID-19 Update, Behind The Documentary Of A Famous Puerto Rican Astrologer, Federal Forces In US Cities

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Federal agents disperse Black Lives Matter protesters near the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Officers used teargas and projectiles to move the crowd after some protesters tore down a fence fronting the courthouse. AP Photo/Noah Berger

A Milwaukee documentarian tells us about a project to tell the story of a long-famous fortune-teller from Puerto Rico. Then we discuss the jurisdictional questions and authority of Homeland Security officers to carry out law enforcement in American cities. We also check in with a doctor about Wisconsin’s COVID-19 trends.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dr. Nasia Safdar Guest
  • Cristina Costantini Guest
  • Claire Finkelstein Guest

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