Problems With Wisconsin’s GPS Monitoring Of Offenders, Emails Show UW-Superior Leaders Ignored Shared Governance, The Impact Of Youth Protests

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New reporting suggests that Wisconsin’s $9.7 million-a-year GPS monitoring program for offenders faces problems of weak signals in rural areas, batteries that die too quickly and false alerts that incorrectly identify where the offenders are located. We hear more from a reporter. We also take a look at youth protests past and present, and find out more about UW-Superior leaders who ignored shared governance.

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    Wisconsin is tracking twice as many criminal offenders with GPS monitoring devices as it did five years ago, but technical problems and unnecessary jailings persist. We talk with two people behind a report from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism looking at why devices malfunction, the cost to taxpayers, and how they affect those trying to reintegrate into society.

  • UW-Superior Leaders Ignored Share Governance Rule According To Emails

    Provosts for the University of Wisconsin-Superior decided last fall to cut 24 majors and minors, as well as one graduate-level program. Many students were outraged by the move and faculty say they were not consulted during the decision making process. Now, new emails obtained by the American Federation of Teachers show that UW-Superiors may have ignored the school’s shared governance provision when it made the decision. WPR Reporter Danielle Kaeding joins us to tell us more.

  • The History And Impact Of Youth Protests

    Young people have been vocal throughout the country following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14. Since then, we have seen protests crop up across the country and students challenge lawmakers and companies alike. We speak with David S. Meyer, Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Irvine, about the recent protests and how they fit into an overall history of youth demonstrations.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Dee Hall Guest
  • Riley Vetterkind Guest
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • David Meyer Guest

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