DNA Sampling At Arrest, Weekly Congress Update, Increase In Milwaukee Murders, The Challenges Of Finding A Job After Prison

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As the U.S. and Iran continue to work toward a potential nuclear deal, the White House still needs to convince Congress that the plan is a good idea. Our guest discusses Congress’ feeling toward the current deal, and other major news from Capitol Hill. We also cover the high number of murders in Milwaukee this year, and examine Wisconsin’s new law requring DNA samples at arrest for certain offenders. And we talk to a guest from a Milwaukee nonprofit about the challenges ex-inmates face finding a job once they’re released from prison.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin DNA Sampling At Arrest Law Now In Effect

    Wisconsin’s new DNA collection law goes into effect today, meaning anyone arrested for a violent felony and anyone convicted of either a felony or misdemeanor will now have to submit a DNA sample at the time of arrest. A legal professor breaks down the new law.

  • This Week In Congress – April 1, 2015

    USA Today Politics and Congress Editor Paul Singer joins Central Time for his weekly update on happenings in Congress.

  • The Challenges Of Finding Work After Being Released From Prison

    It can be hard to find a job–but for job-seekers with criminal records, it can be far more difficult. As reported recently in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ex-inmates often spend months or even years unemployed after their release from prison. And in a tight job market, opportunities for those with criminal records are even more limited. A guest from a Milwaukee nonprofit discusses some of the challenges ex-inmates face when trying to find a job and some of the work being done to help.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Donald Downs Guest
  • Paul Singer Guest
  • Wendel Hruska Guest