LGBTQ rights, Russia turmoil and Ukraine

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Gov. Tony Evers marked the beginning of Pride Month by raising the Pride Flag at the state Capitol.
The Pride Flag flies at the Wisconsin State Capitol, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Madison, Wis. Morry Gash/AP Photo

A historian updates us on how the rights of LGBTQ people in the U.S. have changed over time. Then, a Russian politics expert joins us to look at what’s next for the war in Ukraine after a military group turned on Vladimir Putin.

Featured in this Show

  • The history of LGBTQ oppression, progress, and understanding

    This month, the Human Rights Campaign declared a State of Emergency for LGBTQ people living in America for the first time in their 40-year history. We talk to an LGBTQ historian about how the state of LGBTQ rights today compares to decades—even centuries—ago.

  • How a Russian mutiny could affect the war in Ukraine

    American officials are saying a Russian general knew ahead of time about a mercenary group’s attempted rebellion. We talk with a UW-Madison professor of Practice in Russian Studies about the fallout of the Wagner mercenary group’s attempted mutiny and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Hugh Ryan Guest
  • Mikhail Troitskiy Guest

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