Milwaukee Crime, Campaign Donations, Retail Closures

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A retail industry analyst explains which stores are under pressure and which are set for growth in the digital age. But first, a reporter breaks down new Milwaukee crime numbers and a professor details why credit card companies love the rise of small campaign donations.

Featured in this Show

  • Milwaukee Leaders Tout Continued Drop In Crime Rates

    Milwaukee leaders are touting their efforts to fight crime in the wake of new annual statistics that show declining rates of homicide, rape, robbery and property offenses. A reporter joins the program to discuss the new crime numbers.

  • The Cost Of Small-Dollar Donations

    In the first half of 2019, more than 2.3 million people gave small-dollar contributions — defined as $200 or less — to political campaigns. A political scientist explains the rise in small-dollar donations, and why it’s a boon for credit card companies and other processing middlemen.

  • Status Of Retail Industry, Following Record Closures In 2019

    According to CNBC, retailers shut down more than 9,300 store locations last year. That’s a 50 percent increase in total closures from 2018. A retail analyst shares an outlook on the industry and what that could mean in Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Ashley Luthern Guest
  • Robin Kolodny Guest
  • Charles O'Shea Guest

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