Violence Against Indigenous Women; Wisconsin’s First Pardons In Nearly A Decade

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Gov. Tony Evers talks to press
In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks with reporters at an event in Madison, Wis. Evers revived the Pardons Board this summer after his predecessor, Scott Walker, refused to issue any pardons during his eight years as governor. Scott Bauer/AP Photo 

Homicide is the third leading cause of death for indigenous women in the U.S. We talk about how Wisconsin lawmakers are addressing this problem. Then, Gov. Evers has granted the first pardons in Wisconsin in nearly a decade. We explain the mechanics and meaning of clemency.

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  • Gov. Evers Issues First Pardons

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Renee Gralewicz Guest
  • Mark Osler Guest

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