Lowering child poverty with government aid, Forensic pathologists facing labor shortage

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The morgue cooler is pictured across from the autopsy room at the Mississippi Crime Laboratory in Pearl, Miss., Aug. 26, 2021. Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo

First, we hear from a social development leader about government aid and how it can reduce child poverty. Then, a group of experts break down the role of forensic pathologists and what a labor shortage for the industry means for families.

Featured in this Show

  • How much does government assistance reduce poverty?

    A new analysis from The New York Times shows child poverty fell 59 percent in the U.S. from 1993 to 2019 due to increased government aid. We speak with the leader of a social development organization about child poverty in Wisconsin and how social safety nets are key to moving families out of poverty.

  • Wisconsin, US facing shortage of forensic pathologists

    Earlier this month, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner Brian Peterson pushed for the construction of a new medical examiner’s office due in part to difficulty recruiting forensic pathologists. We speak with two experts about why there’s a shortage and what it means for the families of the deceased.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • George Hinton Guest
  • Dr. Kathryn Pinneri Guest
  • Dr. Lynda Biedrzycki Guest

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