Gay Leadership In Boy Scouts, Church Festival Documentary, Teen Court In Milwaukee

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The Milwaukee Youth Council is lobbying for the creation of a teen court to help push first-time offenders toward a better path. Our guests make the case for this program, and explain how it would work. We also get the story behind Milwaukee’s many church festivals, and talk to an advocate for indluing gay leadership in the Boy Scouts of America as the excutive board takes up a vote on the issue.

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  • Boy Scouts Poised To End Ban On Gay Leaders

    The Boy Scouts of America is deciding to lift its ban on gay leadership today. The organization reversed its policy banning openly gay scouts two years ago.

    This change allows troops to hire leaders without regard to sexual orientation, but also allows troops chartered by religious organizations to continue to hire leaders in accordance with religious beliefs. This comes months after Boy Scouts President Robert Gates called for an end to the ban and at a time when prosecutors in New York and Colorado are investigating the organization’s hiring practices.

  • Milwaukee Youth Council Wants A Teen Court In Milwaukee

    The Milwaukee Youth Council is made up of 14 representatives from around the city who advocate for issues that improve the lives of Milwaukee’s youth population. Two members of the council and the facilitator of the Menomonee Falls teen court discuss why they think a teen court in Milwaukee is a good idea that could reduce recidivism, lighten the loads of municipal judges, and push first-time offenders towards the city’s existing resources for troubled youth.

  • New Documentary Explores Culture Of Milwaukee's Many Church Festivals

    From chicken dinners to unique beer tent entertainment, a documentary filmmaker explores the world of Milwaukee’s church festivals.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Zach Wahls Guest
  • Kalan Haywood II Guest
  • Abena May Guest
  • Marilyne Young Guest
  • Ron Faiola Guest

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