Criminal justice disparities by sexual orientation, US Senate election news

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Voters walk to an early voting location Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Waukesha City Hall. Angela Major/WPR

A UW-Milwaukee researcher discusses how lesbian, gay and bisexual people are arrested at higher rates than heterosexual people. Then, WPR reporter Rich Kremer shares the latest news from Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate election this year.

Featured in this Show

  • Report says LGBTQ+ people are overrepresented in the criminal justice system

    A recent national report estimates lesbian, gay and bisexual people are more than twice as likely to be arrested compared to heterosexual individuals. We speak with the report author about factors leading to disparities in the criminal justice system.

  • A look at Wisconsin's race for US Senate

    Three leading Democratic U.S. Senate primary candidates recently cleared the field, leaving Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes to likely face incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson in November. We talk with a WPR reporter following the election about how the race is shaping up.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Jane Hereth Guest
  • Rich Kremer Guest

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