Commission On Political Maps Gets Going, Why It’s Worth It To Keep Stuff Around

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Former U.S. Rep. Dave Obey at a 2011 redistricting trial
Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Dave Obey testifies at a legislative hearing on Republican redistricting plans in July 2011 in Madison, Wis. Scott Bauer/AP Photo 

Governor Evers’ People’s Maps Commission is beginning work with public hearings — we hear from two members of the commission about their goals and challenges they expect to face. Then a communication professor discusses how differently valuing what we have might make us less interested in buying new things.

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Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dr. Christopher Ford Guest
  • Dr. Anthony Phillips Guest
  • Christine Harold Guest