Navigating authors, RNC to Milwaukee, Public defender lawsuit

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A Madison bookstore employee shares how they help readers navigate authors to find books to read. Then, Milwaukee’s mayor joins us to talk about the impact that hosting the Republican National Convention will have on his city. Later, a law professor helps us better understand the criminal case backlog in Wisconsin and the lawsuit against the state public defenders office.

Featured in this Show

  • Local bookstore employee shares fun reading memes

    We talk to an employee of Madison’s A Room Of One’s Own bookstore on the fun memes they create to help readers navigate intimidating authors.

  • Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson on what the RNC will mean for the city

    The Republican National Convention is coming to Milwaukee in 2024. Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson joins the show to talk about how the city is getting ready, and some of the pushback to hosting the event.

  • Wisconsin lawsuit works to reform public defender system

    A lawsuit filed last Tuesday claims a backlog of 35,000 pending criminal cases in Wisconsin is due to the lack of public defenders. The lawsuit is being filed against Governor Tony Evers and members of the Wisconsin Public Defender Board. A Wisconsin assistant professor of law talks with us about the lawsuit.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Fawzy Taylor Guest
  • Cavalier Johnson Guest
  • Ion Meyn Guest