Colin Kaepernick And the Nike Swoosh, Gubernatorial Race Update

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Scott Walker and Tony Evers
Photos courtesy of the Walker, Evers campaigns

It’s two months until Election Day. We talk with the editor of WisPolitics about the latest ads and controversies leading up to the big day. We also discuss why Colin Kaepernick’s appearance in a Nike ad campaign lead to both support and boycotting from consumers.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Tyler Tynes Guest
  • JR Ross Guest