Why The ACLU Wants Laws Banning Panhandling Reversed, Wisconsin Initiative Aims To Attract Veteran Workers

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In this Wednesday, May 10, 2017 photo Derek Cote, a homeless man, panhandles in the median strip on a street in Portland, Maine. The city recently began a program to offer day jobs cleaning up parks and other light labor jobs to panhandlers for $10.68 an hour. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The ACLU of Wisconsin is urging eight cities to revoke their laws against panhandling. We talk to the executive director of the organization to learn why the laws may be doing more harm than good. We also talk to a few Wisconsin officials about the new initiative that aims to bring more veteran workers into the state.

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  • ACLU Wants Cities To Do Away With Bans On Panhandling

    The ACLU of Wisconsin sent letters calling for eight Wisconsin cities to repeal bans on panhandling recently. We talk with the organization’s executive director about Wisconsin’s role in this national campaign and about why they want this type of law off the books.

  • Wisconsin Initiative Aims To Bring Veteran Workers To The State

    Wisconsin officials have launched an initiative meant to bring veteran workers into the state. We learn more about the campaign with guests from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Michael Dieringer Technical Director
  • Chris Ott Guest
  • Tricia Braun Guest
  • Steven Janke Guest

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