Demographic Gap Between Wisconsin Teachers And Students, Punctuation Debate, The Fight For Suffrage

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women rally for women's suffrage in New York in 1916
A line of women rally for women’s suffrage and advertise a free rally discussing women’s right to vote in New York, in Sept. 1916. AP Photo

It’s been 100 years since women won the right to vote in the US. We talk with an historian about the struggle and the role that women in Wisconsin played. We also wade into the debate over using one or two periods after a sentence. Plus, the data behind a growing demographic gap between the state’s students and teachers.

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Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Anne Chapman Guest
  • Mignon Fogarty Guest
  • Ellen DuBois Guest

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