Wisconsin’s correctional doctors, Cash-strapped local governments, Traveling Shakespeare troupe

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The front of Oregon Village Hall
Oregon Village Hall. Photo courtesy of the Village of Oregon

A reporter explains how numerous doctors at Wisconsin’s correctional facilities have been censured. Then, we look at how many local governments are strapped-for cash and will ask voters for permission to raise taxes. Then, we learn about a traveling Shakespeare troupe that’s based in Ripon.

Featured in this Episode

  • Investigation of Wisconsin’s corrections system exposes poor inmate care  

    Within Wisconsin’s correctional system, 17 of 50 staff physicians were ‘censured’ for either a breach of ethics or a medical board error. Mario Koran of The New York Times and Wisconsin Watch details his findings, including inmate testimony.

  • Economic benefit of the RNC?

    Tens of thousands of people will descend on Milwaukee next week for the 2024 Republican National Convention. Boosters have promised it will have far-reaching economic benefits for the city. But as Evan Casey reports, some business owners are not so sure.

  • Wisconsin’s local governments are strapped for cash

    Even after increases to the state shared revenue system, local governments are still needing to go to referendum to cover financial shortfalls. We talk to a village leader and a county board chair about their funding challenges and budget options.

  • Shakespeare in the park

    Starling Shakespeare Company is a traveling theater troupe that rehearses in Ripon and performs in parks in the upper Midwest. We learn how the troupe presents Shakespeare to modern audiences and what the performers are looking forward to during this summer’s tour. Previously aired on July 1, 2024.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mario Koran Guest
  • Martin Shanks Guest
  • Ron Skallerud Guest
  • Jessie Lillis Guest
  • Kristin Yates Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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