Beavers Vs. Highways, The First Anniversary Of George Floyd’s Death

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A protester raises a “Black Lives Matter” flag Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Kenosha, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We hear about proposed legislation to address destructive beavers. Then, we reflect on the year of protests and social justice efforts that have taken place since George Floyd’s death.

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  • The Beaver Problem And A Proposed Legislative Fix

    A bill in the state Legislature would allow for shooting a beaver if it’s seen causing damage to a highway. We ask the state Department of Natural Resources about that, the current beaver population and the law when it comes to removing a beaver or dam.

  • A Year After: Reflecting On George Floyd’s Murder

    A year ago, the murder of George Floyd sparked months of protests against police brutality and the poor treatment of people of color by law enforcement. We speak with a woman who lost her child’s father in an altercation with police and runs a support group for families who share that experience.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Steven Potter Technical Director
  • Brad Koele Guest
  • Toshira Garraway Allen Guest

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