Wisconsin labor shortages in manufacturing, Compassionate release in federal prisons

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Workers on an assembly line in Whitewater
In this 2012 file photo, Suzie Warner works on an assembly line at Generac Power Systems, Inc., one of the largest makers of residential generators in the country, in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation released a report yesterday detailing how the pandemic has affected the economy, businesses and workers. Nam Y. Huh/ AP Photo

First, a pair of local manufacturers explain why labor shortages are a top challenge for businesses. Then, a University of Chicago law school professor discusses potential changes in how the federal prison system offers compassionate release.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin manufacturers talk workforce challenges and successes

    An annual survey shows that labor is the top issue facing Wisconsin manufacturers. Two local leaders explain the impact of labor shortages, supply chain disruptions and more.

  • New guidelines for compassionate release could impact Wisconsin

    The United States Sentencing Commission is considering changing guidelines for compassionate release. We have a law school professor who hopes to expand the circumstances for early release. We discuss retroactive sentencing, medical release and sexual assault while incarcerated.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Jerod Steigenberger Guest
  • Ben Bertram Guest
  • Erica Zunkel Guest

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