George Floyd Protests, Wisconsin Voting Info TV Show, Keeping The Focus On Change

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A portrait of George Floyd is part of the memorial for him
A portrait of George Floyd is part of the memorial for him, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, near the site of the arrest of Floyd who died in police custody Monday night in Minneapolis after video shared online by a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe. Jim Mone/AP Photo

While some vandalism followed peaceful protests this weekend, our guest says it shouldn’t distract from the need for change. He shares his experience as a Milwaukeean and hopes for the path forward. We also hear from a Madison organizer, and talk to the host of a new show about voter information.

Featured in this Show

  • Madison Community Leader Weighs In On Violence And Systemic Racism

    One of the groups leading cleanup efforts after this weekend’s riots in downtown Madison is the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. We talk to president and CEO Michael Johnson about the violence, racism in the community and how to prevent more unrest.

  • New At-Home State News Show From Wisconsin Comedian

    A Wisconsinite moved back to Wisconsin Rapids, just as the coronavirus pandemic was taking off in the U.S. and Wisconsin. She decided to create a state news and voting information video series for the web. We talk to her about the project.

  • The Reality Of Being Black In Milwaukee

    In the wake of the killing of George Floyd while in police custody, a Milwaukee journalist shares his thoughts on what should be taken from the weekend’s protests, and why the looting shouldn’t overshadow the core message.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Michael Johnson Guest
  • Kristin Brey Guest
  • James Causey Guest

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