Changing bail in Wisconsin, UW-Whitewater’s wheelchair basketball program

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In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, file photo, a sign advertising a bail bonds business is displayed near Brooklyn’s jail and courthouse complex in New York. Kathy Willens/AP Photo

An activist explains why she thinks an April 4 ballot measure that would change how judges set bail in Wisconsin is a bad idea. We later learn about UW-Whitewater’s successful wheelchair basketball program as the college prepares to host the men’s intercollegiate championships.

Featured in this Show

  • Should Wisconsin amend its constitution to make it harder for criminal defendants to make bail?

    On April 4, Wisconsin voters will be asked to amend the state constitution to allow judges to consider a person’s criminal past when setting bail. We talk to an activist advocating for formerly incarcerated people about why they think it is a bad idea and what alternatives could be better.

  • UW-Whitewater hosts wheelchair basketball championships

    This week, UW-Whitewater hosts the men’s wheelchair basketball intercollegiate championships. UW-Whitewater has a storied history, having won 13 previous national championships and produced numerous Paralympic athletes and medalists. We talk to the head coach and a player on the team.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Marianne Oleson Guest
  • Jake Williams Guest
  • Jeromie Meyer Guest

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