GAB Head On State’s Future, “How To Make White People Laugh,” SCOTUS Opinion On Affirmative Action, Immigration Reform

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The head of Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board will step down at the end of the month, and new ethics and elections boards are set to take the agency’s place. He joins us to talk about the future of politics and campaign finance in the state. We also talk to an Iranian-American comedian about changing the world with jokes, and the U.S. Supreme Court issued opinions on Affirmative Action and immigration reform.

Featured in this Show

  • Exit Interview With Kevin Kennedy, Executive Director Of The Government Accountability Board

    The Government Accountability Board will dismantle at the end of June after nearly a decade in existence. Separate ethics and elections boards are set to replace GAB. We talk to the outgoing Executive Director about his time as the head of elections in Wisconsin and what’s next.

  • How To Make White People Laugh, A Memoir On Race, Identity, And Comedy

    Negin Farsad is a comedian, actor, writer, director and filmmaker whose new memoir How to Make White People Laugh talks about her personal experience growing up as an Iranian-American-Muslim female in America. We talk to her about her new book and using comedy to talk about hyphenated identities and politics.

  • Supreme Court Rules On Affirmative Action, Immigration Reform Challenges

    The U.S. Supreme Court released two decisions today on two polarizing issues: Affirmative Action and Immigration Reform. We’ll speak with Barbara Perry, Professor of Political Science and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, about the rulings and the politics surrounding the cases.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Kevin Kennedy Guest
  • Negin Farsad Guest
  • Barbara Perry Guest

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