Universal Voter ID, E-Bike Sales, Racial Justice Activism In Kenosha

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A voting booth says "VOTE" with a U.S. flag
A polling location is open for voters in the spring election Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Tenney Park in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

It’s been over a year since Kenosha saw protests and riots following the shooting of Jacob Blake by a city police officer. We talk with a local racial justice leader about what she’s worked on in that time. We also talk with a guest who says Democrats could support universal voter ID cards as a way to counter Republican-led changes to voting laws. Plus, an update on the booming e-bike market.

Featured in this Show

  • Why Doesn't The US Have National Voter ID Cards?

    Congressional Democrats have signaled they’re open to considering new voter ID legislation. Our guest argues that both parties are ignoring an obvious solution because of its controversial nature: national voter ID cards.

  • What To Know Before Buying An Electric Bicycle

    Thinking about getting an e-bike? You’ve got company. We talk about what’s driving up sales during the pandemic, and how to buy the one that’s right for you.

  • What Local Racial Justice Activists Are Working Towards In Kenosha Today

    Following the anniversary of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha last week, we check in with a group working on racial justice issues in the area about what they’ve accomplished and what they’re still working towards.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Russell Berman Guest
  • Pam Moore Guest
  • Adelene Greene Guest