Police Body Camera Footage, Sharing Government Services, Studying The Coronavirus

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Microscopic image of coronavirus
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. NIAID-RML via AP

A Wisconsin police union representative explains about how proposed legislation would affect public access to police body camera footage. Then, we learn the costs and benefits of municipal governments sharing services. Finally, we see how UW-Madison scientists are studying the coronavirus.

Featured in this Show

  • New Law Addresses Police Body Camera Footage

    A representative from the state’s largest law enforcement union joins us to talk about how new legislation mandates public access to police body camera footage and how this may lead to expanded use of the cameras.

  • The Possibilities Of Shared Government Services

    Stagnant revenue sources, aging populations and advances in technology are creating challenges for local governments that provide public services. The Wisconsin Policy Forum has analyzed the potential costs and benefits when communities combine these services. We get the details and take a look at the specifics in Jefferson County with the report’s author.

  • WisContext: UW-Madison Leading Research Into Coronavirus

    Researchers at UW-Madison are leading research of the novel coronavirus. We talk with a reporter about how a campus lab got a sample of the virus.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jim Palmer Guest
  • Rob Henken Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer