Kenosha Police Shooting, Milwaukee Fallout Shelters, Republican Convention Preview

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Vice President Mike Pence points at supporters
Vice President Mike Pence points at attendees as he exits Morning Star Dairy on Friday, July 17, 2020, in Onalaska, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We get the latest on the officer-involved shooting in Kenosha and the violence that followed. Plus, thousands of Americans built fallout shelters in their homes during the Cold War. We find about some in Milwaukee. We also look ahead to this week’s Republican National Convention.

Featured in this Show

  • The Latest On Officer-Involved Shooting And Subsequent Violence In Kenosha

    Gov. Tony Evers has called for a special legislative session on police reform after the shooting of a Black man by Kenosha police on Sunday. We discuss what led to the incident, the violence in the city that followed and reactions to the developments.

  • Exploring Milwaukee's Residential Fallout Shelters

    Milwaukeeans were among the thousands of Americans who build fallout shelters in their homes during the height of the Cold War. We find out about the history of one Milwaukee shelter and how they’ve been used since the threat of nuclear annihilation faded.

  • What To Expect From The 2020 Republican National Convention

    The Republican National Convention begins Monday night. It’s at this even that the Republican Party will officially nominate incumbent-President Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. We talk to a political scientist about what to expect from the 2020 RNC.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Madeline Fox Guest
  • Bobby Tanzilo Guest
  • Julian Zelizer Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director