Looking At Police Data On Shootings And Race, Marveling Museums, Washington News

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The Capitol and Washington Monument are seen at dawn as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week with President Donald Trump standing firm in his border wall funding demands, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Our guest cites police data to support their claim there is no evidence of widespread racism when looking at officer-involved shootings. Then we talk with a museum docent about the joy of returning to galleries. And a Congressional reporter fills us in on national political headlines, including an approaching government funding deadline.

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    Despite recent high-profile police shootings of Black people, our guest says there’s no evidence of widespread racial bias in policing. We look at the data and the ways she says policing can be improved.

  • Rediscovering The Magic Of The Art Museum

    These days, small pleasures feel extra special, including visiting a familiar place after months away. We talk with a Milwaukee Art Museum docent about her first steps back inside the museum after their reopening.

  • This Week In Washington: September 16, 2020

    We check in on some top national political stories with a Congressional reporter, including the continued gridlock over additional coronavirus relief funding.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Heather Mac Donald Guest
  • Peetie Basson Guest
  • Jennifer Haberkorn Guest