Electoral maps challenge, Rural upbringing

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A map created by Republicans in the state Legislature is displayed during a hearing on Oct. 28, 2021, at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Sen. Jeff Smith sits on the left. Angela Major/WPR

We look at a new lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s electoral maps, with the help of a political science and law expert. Then, we talk to the author of a new book on growing up in rural America and the difference forces that shaped her upbringing.

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Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Charley Jacobs Guest
  • Monica Potts Guest

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