Drunken Driving Blood Tests, Public Records Laws And The Courts, What’s The Last New Thing You’ve Learned?

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If you’re arrested for driving drunk and are unconscious, can police draw your blood without your refusal to comply? The state Supreme Court says yes, they can. We look at Tuesday’s ruling. Then, we discuss if and how Wisconsin’s public records laws apply to the courts. Finally, trying something new can be a way to step outside of your comfort zone and add perspective to your life. We talk with an expert about how to look for learning opportunities and what they can do for you.

Featured in this Show

  • State Supreme Court Says Police Can Draw Blood From Unconscious Drunken Drivers

    In a 5-to-2 ruling, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that police can draw blood from an unconscious person they believe was driving drunk. We discuss Tuesday’s decision and how the justices arrived at their conclusions.

  • Should The Wisconsin Court System Be Subject To The State Open Records Law?

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is reviewing whether the state court system should be subject to Wisconsin’s open records law. Our guest explains why he says the courts need to be transparent lest they’ll risk losing the public’s trust.

  • Learning New Things To Enrich Your Life

    Do you actively try to learn new things in your day-to-day life? Whether it is taking an art class or a language learning class or maybe watching YouTube “how to” videos, learning something new can be intimidating but also fruitful and rewarding. We talk with an expert about why it’s valuable to pursue new knowledge even beyond school years and how we can be the most effective at it.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Marcus Berghahn Guest
  • Bill Lueders Guest
  • Ulrich Boser Guest

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