Wisconsin Department Of Corrections Misses Deadline To Provide Body Cameras To Corrections Officers, Milwaukee Police Chief: Appointed or Elected?, The Cost of Emotional Labor

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Service Industry workers spend the better part of their work days interacting with customers, resolving issues that may or may not be their responsibility, and putting on a “public face” to serve customers. We talk with an expert about the toll that takes on those workers. We also discuss if Milwaukee’s police chief position which is currently an appointed position could benefit from becoming an elected one and the state Department of Corrections has missed the deadline to outfit corrections officers with body cameras despite a mandate from the Governor and other state lawmakers.

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  • Wisconsin Department Of Corrections Misses Deadline To Provide Body Cameras To Corrections Officers

    Guards at six state prisons have not received body cameras despite a mandate from Governor Walker and lawmakers at the Capitol. The state Department of Corrections has said that an issue with suppliers is behind the delay and that four prisons will receive the cameras by the end of the year. Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel joins us to talk about what lawmakers and prison officials are saying about the issue.

  • Should Milwaukee's Police Chief Be Elected?

    Milwaukee Alderman Khalif Rainey is looking to change state law to make the city’s police chief an elected position. He joins the show to talk about the idea, and respond to critics of the plan.

  • The Cost Of Faking Our Emotions At Work

    Millions of Americans work in jobs that expect them to provide service with a smile. However, the emotional and physical costs of putting on a fake mood can be substantial. We talk with a researcher about her work on emotional labor and how customers and employers can make things easier for workers.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Molly Beck Guest
  • Khalif Rainey Guest
  • Alicia Grandey Guest

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