New childhood obesity guidelines, Milwaukee police chief discusses response to crime

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The Milwaukee Police Administration Building on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

The co-author of new obesity guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics discusses how treatments are changing. Then, Milwaukee’s police chief discusses how officers are responding to reports of disparities in policing and a rise in homicides.

Featured in this Show

  • New guidelines for treating childhood obesity call for more aggressive intervention

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines for the first time in 15 years. The new guidance includes recommendations for weight loss medication and surgery in some cases. We speak with a co-author of the guidelines to learn what this shift means for how obese children are treated.

  • An interview with the Milwaukee Police Chief

    A recent study accused the Milwaukee Police Department of “extreme inequity” in how it polices the city, while a nonprofit found Black residents are 18 times more likely to be stopped and frisked by police than white people. We talk with Chief Jeffrey Norman about how he’s addressing the problems.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Dr. Sandra Hassink Guest
  • Jeffrey Norman Guest

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