Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism In 1950’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin Has The Largest Black-White High School Graduation Gap In The Nation, A Guide To Scary Movies In Time For Halloween

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Creating the mood for a spooky Hallow’s Eve? We’ve got you covered. We’re talking with a movie critic about the classic scary movies — and what makes a good horror flick. We also talk about the reactions to liberalism in 1950’s Milwaukee, and we talk to an education reporter about new federal data showing Wisconsin has the widest gap in black-white high school graduation rates.

Featured in this Show

  • Conflict Between The Left And Right In 1950s Milwaukee

    On the face of it, 1950s Milwaukee seemed to be a bastion of liberal, New Deal sentiments. But conservative forces rose up to oppose it. We find out how the tensions played out, and what remnants remain today.

  • Wisconsin Has Widest Gap Nationally Between White And Black Student High School Graduation Rates

    On Monday news broke that the U.S. high school graduation rate is the highest ever on record. Wisconsin ranks 6th nationally in overall graduation rate, but first in the widest black-white graduation gap. We talk about this news and how education officials are responding.

  • A Look At Some Of The Scariest Movies Of All Time

    Just in time for Halloween, we look at some of the scariest movies of all time, from Night of the Living Dead to The Blair Witch Project. We talk to a film critic about what makes a good scary movie, some classic horror films, and we ask you: what do you think is the scariest movie of all time?

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Tula Connell Guest
  • Erin Richards Guest
  • Reggie Ponder Guest

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