Good Conduct Rewards In Prisons, Controlling Mosquito Populations, Survey Shows A Third Of Workers Have Almost No Retirement Savings

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Is it possible to reduce Wisconsin’s prison population and corrections costs without affecting public safety? Our guest believes that releasing prisoners early based on “good conduct time” would benefit both inmates and taxpayers. We also learn about research into controlling mosquito populations through genetic modification, and talk to the co-author of a new survey on retirement confidence in the United States.

Featured in this Show

  • Criminal Law Expert Argues For 'Good Conduct Time' In Wisconsin Prisons

    Criminal law expert Michael O’Hear argues that Wisconsin should instate a ‘good conduct time’ policy in its prisons, which would allow prisoners to accrue reductions in prison time for good behavior.

  • Using Genetic Modifications To Control Mosquito Populations

    With the warmer Wisconsin weather come one of the worst parts of summer: mosquitoes. While they’re a nuisance in Wisconsin, they spread dangerous diseases like malaria and degue fever in other parts of the world. A science writer discusses research into genetically modifying mosquitoes to control their population.

  • Survey Shows A Third Of Workers Have Almost No Retirement Savings

    A new national survey shows that a third of workers in the United States have almost nothing saved for retirement. One of the survey’s co-authors discusses the annual Retirement Confidence Survey and how Americans are feeling when it comes to retiring comfortably.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Jeff Wheelwright Guest
  • Craig Copeland Guest

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