Confederate Monuments, UW System’s Plan To Reopen, History Of Wisconsin Tourism

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Protests against racial injustice have led to Confederate statues in southern states being toppled. We talk about why now seems like a turning point for the monuments. We also bring you up to speed on the UW System’s plan to reopen campuses this fall. And we look into the history of summer tourism.

Featured in this Show

  • As America Reckons With Racism, Confederate Flags And Monuments Come Down

    In the weeks since George Floyd’s killing in police custody, protestors have toppled statues of Confederate leaders and NASCAR has banned displays of the Confederate flag at its races. We talk about the long push to get rid of these monuments and why today seems like a turning point.

  • A Look At UW System's Plan To Reopen Campuses This Fall

    The University of Wisconsin System is issuing guidance on how campuses can reopen this fall. We look at the recommendations and how the pandemic has affected operations.

  • A Brief History Of Tourism In Wisconsin

    Many of us have our favorite spots to visit during a Wisconsin summer– whether that’s a certain lake in the north or a visit to the Wisconsin Dells with the kids. We talk with the head curator at the Wisconsin Historical Society about the spots in the state that have been the most attractive to tourists over the years.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Christine Emba Guest
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Joseph Kapler Guest

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