Wisconsin News Roundup, UW Bug Art, Prison Sentence Cap

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There are more than two million people serving time in prisons or jails across the country, which makes the United States the world leader in incarceration. Our guest makes the case for capping maximum sentences at 20 years to shrink the prison population and save money. We also learn about a Wisconsin art project featuring all different types of bugs, and recap the biggest news stories from around the state this week.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For January 15, 2015

    A state news editor joins us to talk Governor Walker’s college affordability plan, a number of new bills in the state legislature and other big stories from around Wisconsin this week.

  • Wisconsin Artist Finds Wonder In The Insect World

    We’ll meet a Wisconsin professor and artist whose work using exotic insects from around the world is being featured in the newly opened Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Art Museum.

  • 20-Year Maximum Prison Sentencing

    The United States has more people incarcerated than any other country in the world – and our Corrections system carries a price tag of roughly 80 billion dollars per year. We’ll talk to an expert who is proposing a way to relieve the system: capping the maximum prison sentence at 20 years.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Jennifer Angus Guest
  • Marc Mauer Guest