RNC in Milwaukee, Gun tracing, Russia’s war in Ukraine

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stand on stage at the RNC
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stand on stage on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

A political science professor joins us to share the wide-ranging impacts of Milwaukee hosting the Republican National Convention in 2024. Then, we learn more about how guns are trafficked between states. Later, we talk to Washington Post reporters about their series looking back on the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Featured in this Show

  • How hosting the RNC affects the city of Milwaukee

    Milwaukee will host the Republican National Convention in 2024. We learn more about the positive and negative impacts the event could have on the city.

  • Tracing gun trafficking around the US

    A pair of Wall Street Journal reporters share results of their work analyzing federal data, and tracking where guns travel across state lines from purchase to shooting.

  • The Washington Post looks into the lead-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

    Russia’s war with Ukraine has been raging for more than six months, leaving an estimated tens of thousands dead and millions of Ukrainians displaced. We talk to two reporters behind a new Washington Post series looking at the lead up to the war, and how it came to be.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Philip Rocco Guest
  • Dan Frosch Guest
  • Zusha Elinson Guest
  • Greg Miller Guest
  • Paul Sonne Guest