The public health threat of guns, Creating opportunities for Black men, Moving bogs on Lake Chippewa Flowage

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Former President Barack Obama, left, hugs Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry after speaking at the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

Two doctors talk about how guns impact health. Then, we learn how a Milwaukee organization is reviving a program created by President Obama to improve opportunities for young men of color. Then, we learn how floating bogs are moved.

Featured in this Episode

  • Wisconsin doctors discuss gun violence as a public health crisis 

    Last month, the surgeon general declared gun violence a public health crisis for Americans. A pair of Wisconsin doctors give perspective on the effects of gun violence on public health.

  • My Brother's Keeper

    The African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee is reviving President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper program, aiming to create opportunities for boys and young men of color. We talk to the leader of the effort about what it will take to make the effort succeed.

  • This Hayward community can move islands. Literally

    Last month on the Lake Chippewa Flowage near Hayward a floating bog — 2 acres large with 30-foot Tamarack trees — blocked waterways for boaters. The “bog pushers” came to the rescue, moving the bog with their boats. One of the pushers explains how it is done. 

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Dr Stephen Hargarten Guest
  • Dr. Megan Schultz Guest
  • Walter Lanier Guest
  • Cheryl Treland Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director