New Sexual Assault Kit Legislation; Lake Michigan Marine Sanctuary

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A sexual assault kit
This Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 photo shows a sexual assault evidence collection kit at Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County in Fayetteville, N.C. Gerry Broome/AP Photo

We look at legislation passed by the state Senate that aims to prevent future backlogs of sexual assault kits. Then, we consider how designating part of Lake Michigan as a marine sanctuary would affect historic shipwrecks and Wisconsin communities.

Featured in this Show

  • Forensic Nurse Weighs In On Sexual Assault Kit Legislation

    The state Senate has passed two bills formalizing the way sexual assault kits are handled, tracked and stored in an effort to prevent future backlogs. A forensic nurse who works with assault survivors explains how the legislation would change the way she works.

  • Gov. Evers Renews Proposal For National Marine Sanctuary

    Gov. Tony Evers has brought back a proposal to create a 1,260 square mile marine sanctuary in the waters of Lake Michigan. We learn what a national sanctuary designation would mean for the shipwrecks beneath the surface and lakeshore communities.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jamie Counsell-Barker Guest
  • Cathy Green Guest

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