Work requirements for social safety net programs, Delays in Milwaukee’s new 911 dispatch operation

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A “we’re hiring” sign is displayed at a retail store in Rosemont, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

Do work requirements for social safety net programs help drive more people into jobs? A researcher joins us to explore that question. In Milwaukee, efforts to improve response times to 911 calls are facing setbacks. We speak with the head of the city’s Fire and Police Commission.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • LaDonna Pavetti Guest
  • Leon Todd Guest

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