Impact of Rittenhouse verdict, COVID-19 and deer

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Signs from protest against Rittenhouse verdict
A man picks up a sign during a rally held to protest the verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after testifying he acted in self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Studies show that COVID-19 is spreading through the Midwestern deer population. An epidemiologist talks about what’s happening and what hunters should know. We also discuss how the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case is impacting debates over vigilantism, gun rights, and race.

Featured in this Show

  • What Rittenhouse's acquittal means for larger societal and policy questions

    With the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on murder charges, some legal experts say they’re concerned about a potential increase in vigilante justice in the U.S. We talk about whether the verdict was a referendum on certain movements or viewpoints.

  • What we know about the coronavirus in deer

    While Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season continues, we talk about a recent study that showed hundreds of deer in Iowa as carrying the virus that causes COVID-19.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Ion Meyn Guest
  • Tony Goldberg Guest

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