Looking At Police Recruitment Around The State, Trademarking Brand Colors, Coronavirus Update

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Police tape at a nighttime crime scene
Tony Webster

Answering a question that came from WPR’s WHYsconsin project, we look at the state of police recruitment in Wisconsin. Then we look at whether businesses can own the rights to the color people associate with them. And we get the latest on the global spread of the coronavirus.

Featured in this Show

  • Assessing Police Recruitment In Madison And Around Wisconsin

    We discuss the state of police recruitment around Wisconsin. Our guests include a police chief, head of a professional police organization, and a law enforcement instructor.

    This segment came from an audience question as part of the WHYsconsin project. Submit your question at wpr.org/whysconsin and we might answer it.

  • Reese's Orange and Coca-Cola Red: Can a Corporation Own a Color?

    For some big brands, when you think of their name, it’s hard not to think of the color of their packaging, logo or product, like UPS truck brown or Fiskars scissors orange. We talk with a journalist who wondered ‘Can corporations actually own those colors?’

  • Evaluating The Threat Of Coronavirus To The US

    Health officials say it’s only a matter of time before coronavirus becomes more widespread in the U.S. and that disruptions to daily life could be “severe.” We get the latest on the disease that’s sickened more than 80,000 people worldwide in more than three dozen countries.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Victor Wahl Guest
  • Jim Palmer Guest
  • Kalvin Barrett Guest
  • Zachary Crockett Guest
  • Richard Harris Guest