What Wisconsin Learned From AIDS Epidemic, Police Use Of Military Gear, Baseball Returns

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Milwaukee riot police in Sherman Park
Police move in on a crowd throwing rocks in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Shots rang out during unrest after a police shooting that killed Sylville Smith.

We learn how the AIDS epidemic affected Wisconsin’s public health emergency response and how it applied to COVID-19. Then, two journalist share how the state’s police departments obtain and deploy military equipment. Finally, we check in with how Wisconsin’s baseball leagues are carrying out the season.

Featured in this Show

  • How AIDS Shaped Wisconsin's Response To Coronavirus

    Author and activist R. Richard Wagner discusses how Wisconsin handled the AIDS epidemic and how that period in history shaped the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Police Use Of Surplus Military Gear

    Nearly 40 Wisconsin law enforcement agencies have received mine-resistant armored vehicles through a surplus military equipment program, according to reports by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA TODAY. Amid clashes between police and protesters, we discuss police use of ex-military gear with two reporters.

  • Northwoods League Baseball Returns Amid Coronavirus

    On Wednesday, five Wisconsin baseball teams in the collegiate-level Northwoods League returned to play. We discuss how players, coaches and others involved in the sport are staying safe, and why some of the league’s other teams cancelled their seasons.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • R. Richard Wagner Guest
  • Nick Penzenstadler Guest
  • Sarah Volpenhein Guest
  • Vern Stenman Guest

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