Governor Walker Tours State To Tout Welfare Overhaul Plan, Wisconsin One Of 36 States To Cut Incarceration Rates, Mondays With Mike

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A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that crime and incarceration rates are down significantly in 36 states since 2008. Both Wisconsin’s crime and incarceration rates have reduced by 26 percent. We find out why from our guest. We also hear from Mike Crane, Director of WPR, on this edition of Mondays with Mike and take a look at Governor Walker’s proposed welfare overhaul plan.

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  • Crime, Incarceration Rates Fall In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin was one of 35 states to cut both crime and imprisonment rates in 2016, according to a Pew study of federal data. Both rates fell by 26 percent over eight years. We look at what the numbers mean.

  • Mondays With Mike – Programming, 2018 Travel And The Winter Membership Drive

    Join us for a conversation with Wisconsin Public Radio Director Mike Crane! We look at what’s coming up on the Ideas and News and Classical networks, find out more about planned 2018 travel and get the details on the upcoming Winter Membership Drive.

  • Governor Walker Tours State To Tout Welfare Overhaul Plan

    Governor Scott Walker is touring Wisconsin in an effort to build support for his proposed welfare overhaul plan. He was joined by former Governor Tommy Thompson to tout the package of bills. We speak with WPR State Capitol Reporter Laurel White about the legislation and what people on both sides of the issue think of the potential changes to welfare in Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Gretchen Brown Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Michael O'Hear Guest
  • Mike Crane Guest
  • Laurel White Guest

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