Transportation Planning And Coronavirus, Support For Kids In Custody, Qualified Immunity

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Highways in Milwaukee
Paul Sableman (CC-BY)

The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge for transportation planning. We hear about the impact it’s having on transit and road construction. We also discuss a Wisconsin program connecting kids who are incarcerated with supportive pen pals. Plus, we find out more about qualified immunity in policing.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At How COVID-19 Is Affecting Transportation Planning In Wisconsin

    According to UW-Madison, traffic volume on city highways have been cut by nearly half this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look at how stay-at-home orders have affected short- and long-term transportation plans for Wisconsin.

  • Kids In Custody Receive Personal Letters Of Support

    A program is connecting kids who are incarcerated with people who support them, even though they’ve never met. A Wisconsin corrections official explains how it works in our state and why the messages matter to young people serving time.

  • Taking A Look At 'Qualified Immunity' And Why Some Lawmakers Want To Get Rid Of The Rule

    U.S. Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Justin Amash (I-Mich.) are co-sponsoring legislation that would end the rule of “qualified immunity” which safeguards law enforcement from some lawsuits. We’ll talk to a criminal justice expert about the law and its potential role in police reform.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • James Longhurst Guest
  • Lance Horozewski Guest
  • Ralph Grunewald Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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