Protests After Death Of George Floyd, Lake Geneva Tourism Amid Pandemic

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A protester holds a sign up to law enforcement gathered outside the city of Milwaukee's Municipal Court building on Sunday evening
A protester holds a sign up to law enforcement gathered outside the city of Milwaukee’s Police District One building on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Madeline Fox/WPR

We discuss the protests across Wisconsin that followed a fired Minneapolis police officer being charged in the death of George Floyd. Then, a tourism booster explains how Lake Geneva is trying to stay safe after crowds packed the popular vacation town for Memorial Day weekend.

Featured in this Show

  • Police Reaction To George Floyd Killing, Protests

    Protesters clashed with police in Wisconsin over the weekend following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police. We talk with the police chiefs from Wausau and Green Bay about Floyd’s death, the subsequent protests and what they would like to see happen now.

  • Exploring Tourism In Lake Geneva After Crowds Visit Area

    Thousands of tourists from Wisconsin and Illinois flocked to Lake Geneva over Memorial Day weekend. City officials held a special meeting to discuss the situation. Our guest shares a look at the tourist economy and how businesses are grappling with the influx of visitors as we head into summer.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Ben Bliven Guest
  • Andrew Smith Guest
  • Stephanie Klett Guest

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