Wisconsin News Roundup, Wild-Rice Research, How To Stop Copycat Crimes

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A new research project with an emphasis on university-tribal collaboration will look at wild-rice health in the state. We dive into this research with one of the people involved. Then, we get a round-up of Wisconsin news and talk with an analyst about preventing copycat crimes.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup – August 2, 2019

    Investigators are recommending charges the Oneida County Forestry Director after he allegedly used county resources and prison labor to develop his personal property. We find out more about the story, and hear about a popular exhibit from the DNR that’s coming back to the state fair.

  • New Research Aims To Bring Together Tribes, UW On Wild Rice Protection And Restoration

    A new research project lead by a UW graduate student looks to bring together tribal and university researchers on the issue of wild rice protection and restoration. We hear from the student about the aims of the project, as well as the state of wild rice in Wisconsin.

  • How To Stop Copycat Killings

    After the deaths of five people including a shooter who took his own life in Chippewa Falls recently, the county sheriff said the crime shared similarities with the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and the murder of her parents in 2018. We discuss copycat killings and what can be done to prevent them.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Paul Smith Guest
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Sarah Dance Guest
  • Pete Blair Guest