Lieutenant Governor Candidate Mandela Barnes, Archive Holds Over 150 Years OF Schools Sisters’ History, What Media Is Missing When Covering Controversy

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An archive holding records spanning the last 100 years of history for the School Sisters of Notre Dame opened in Milwaukee earlier this year. We talk to the archivist about the perseverance and legacy of the sisters who made education more accessible for women all across the nation and are still active today. We also talk with a journalist about what she believes is missing from the way media coveres controversial topics and we hear the first candidate interview for Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor position.

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  • Over 150 Years Of Catholic Sisters' History Preserved In New Archive

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Mandela Barnes Guest
  • Michele Levandoski Guest
  • Amanda Ripley Guest