Wisconsin News Roundup, Hayward Fishing Event For Disabled, Reviewing Police Practices, Cattle Genetics Report

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Wisconsin made national headlines this week when the Dane County district attorney decided not to press charges against the police officer involved in the Tony Robinson case. We cover the decision, and other top stories from around the state. Then, we learn about a non-profit group that helps disabled people enjoy a weekend of fishing, and speak with the president of the Madison Urban League about his response to the decision in the Tony Robinson case. Finally, we hear a report on the state’s status as a leading exporter of bovine genetics.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For May 15, 2015

    WPR’s assistant news director joins us to talk about the district attorney’s decision in the Tony Robinson case, Joint Finance Committee proceedings and more.

  • Hayward Event Gives Disabled People The Chance To Go Fishing

    The nonprofit group Fishing Has No Boundaries started in Hayward more than 25 years ago, and helps disabled people enjoy a weekend of fishing and fun. Our guest tells us the story behind the founding of the group, and why it’s important to make fishing accessible to everyone.

  • Madison Urban League Seeks Criminal Justice Reform

    The president of the Urban League of Greater Madison discusses his priorities for criminal justice reform in light of the decision this week not to file criminal charges against a Madison police officer in the Tony Robinson case.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Noah Ovshinsky Guest
  • Heidi Overman Guest
  • Dr. Ruben Anthony Guest