Expanding voices on childcare policy, Study links American gun culture to slavery

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In this photo taken March 15, 2017, AR-15 style rifles made by Battle Rifle Co., a gunmaker in Webster, Texas, are on display in its retail shop. Lisa Marie Pane/AP Photo

First, we talk with the Department of Children and Families’ Early Care and Education administrator about state efforts to improve childcare equity. Then, a UW-Madison professor explains his research linking county rates of firearm owners to the local historic percentage of enslaved people.

Featured in this Show

  • Addressing early childcare issues

    The Department of Children and Families is creating a new caregiver equity advisory cabinet that aims to address issues families face with early childhood programs. We speak with a leader of the department on how the council can improve childcare.

  • UW-Madison research examines relationship between modern gun ownership and historical rates of enslavement

    A new paper co-authored by a UW-Madison professor proposes a link between the percentage of enslaved people in a U.S. county and the rate of firearms its residents have in the present. We speak with the professor about what this research may reveal about American gun culture.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Erin Arango-Escalante Guest
  • Nick Buttrick Guest

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