Heroin Deaths Spike In Milwaukee, Native Americans And Facebook, Bayfield Hog Farm, Expensive Midterm Elections

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Facebook gives us a way to connect with millions of people, but is everyone on the site treated fairly? We find out why some Native Americans believe Facebook’s naming standard is discriminatory. We also get the story behind what made the 2014 midterm elections the most expensive in history, discuss the huge increase in heroin-related deaths in Milwaukee county, and cover protests over a Bayfield County hog farm.

Featured in this Show

  • Heroin Deaths Skyrocket In Milwaukee

    According to data from the medical examiner’s office, heroin-related deaths in Milwaukee county rose 72 percent last year and it looks like other parts of the state may see similar trends. What’s behind this increase and what can be done to prevent such deaths in future?

  • Some Native Americans Say Facebook Discriminates Against Them

    Many Native American Facebook users have received messages that they’ve violated the social media site’s name policy before their accounts are deactivated. A Native American social media expert discusses how Facebook’s naming standards are affecting the Native community and what’s being done about it.

  • 2014 Midterms Most Expensive In History

    The 2014 midterm elections cost more than $3 billion, which makes them the most expensive midterms in history. We talk to a money in politics reporter about why there was so much money in the elections, and what it means for the future.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Dr. Ian Powell Guest
  • Arvina Martin Guest
  • Russ Choma Guest

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