‘Walking Bus’ To Encourage School Attendance, Leaving Room For Adventure In Travel, DNA Matches From Wisconsin’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog

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A Milwaukee school is proving that not every school bus requires wheels with the concept of a “walking bus.” We find out about the idea and how it encourages better attendance among its elementary school students. We also talk to a travel writer and former “Frugal Travel” columnist for the New York Times about how to have a good time on vacation without relying on Yelp and TripAdvisor. And we discuss the first DNA matches announced from what was a backlog of thousands of untested sexual assault kits.

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    Wisconsin law enforcement officials announced Tuesday more than 500 DNA matches from thousands of sexual assault kits that were previously untested for years. We get the details from a reporter covering the story.

  • Milwaukee School's 'Walking Bus' Aims To Up Attendance

    Not every school bus comes with wheels. Milwaukee’s Lincoln Avenue School is encouraging better attendance for its elementary students with a walking bus, providing a safe trip to school on Monday and Friday mornings. We find out more about the idea from two of its creators.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Guest
  • Regina Stieber Guest
  • Misty Ellen Kreider Guest
  • Seth Kugel Guest

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