Red light cameras, Wisconsin code talkers, Light pollution’s threat to birds

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Sandhill cranes leave the area in small groups while migrating.
In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 photo, sandhill cranes leave the area in small groups after they gathered at a roosting location for the night along their winter migration route in Cecilia, Ky. David Stephenson/AP Photo

A researcher at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety discusses a push by Milwaukee officials to install red light and speed enforcement cameras. Then, a Ho-Chunk Nation representative talks about the role of Native American code talkers in World War II. Then, a new mapping project shows the dangers of light pollution to migratory birds.

Featured in this Episode

  • Milwaukee officials renew push for traffic cameras

    Milwaukee leaders are renewing calls for Wisconsin lawmakers to allow them to place red light and speed enforcement cameras throughout the city. A researcher from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety weighs in on the potential benefits and drawbacks of these cameras.

  • Recognizing how Native American code talkers aided the US war efforts

    During World War I and World War II, Native American soldiers used Indigenous languages to send coded messages to allies across the world and helped soldiers navigate territory. A Ho-Chunk representative explains the role of Native Americans in the wars and new legislation that would recognize them.

  • Light pollution threatens migrating songbirds

    A new map of U.S. stopover sites for migratory birds reveals light pollution to be the greatest threat to songbirds. A researcher explains how an estimated 1 billion birds die colliding with buildings each year. Then, a Wisconsin conservationist shares tips to help reduce bird fatalities.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Wen Hu Guest
  • Kristin White Eagle Guest
  • Kyle Horton Guest
  • Karen Etter Hale Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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