Growing Up Wisconsin And Pakistani, Latest UW Battleground Poll

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Voters in masks line up for Wisconsin's April primary election
Voters masked against coronavirus line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin’s primary election Tuesday April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. Morry Gash/AP Photo

A child of Pakistani immigrants, raised in Wisconsin, talks about how that upbringing influenced his new novel. And we discuss the results of the latest election UW-Madison Elections Research Center polling in three battleground states.

Featured in this Show

  • Ayad Akhtar Shares Reality And Fiction Of Being Pakistani American

    Award-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s most recent book draws heavily on his experiences growing up in Wisconsin as the child of Pakistani immigrants. We talk with him about his childhood here, and why he chose to write a book of fiction that is so close to his own life story.

  • The Latest Battleground Poll From UW's Elections Research Center

    We review results from the third poll conducted this year by UW-Madison’s ERC, looking at potential election impacts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Ayad Akhtar Guest
  • Mike Wagner Guest

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