Mayors Call For Gun Violence Solutions, Wendy Davis Gets Personal, This Week In Wisconsin

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When Texas Senator Wendy Davis took the floor to filibuster a law aimed at restricting abortions in the state, few in the country knew her name. By the time her 11-hour filibuster was completed, she was a national political sensation. We speak with her about her new memoir and gubernatorial ambitions. Then we talk with the mayor of Racine about addressing gun violence in Southeastern Wisconsin, and review the week in Wisconsin politics.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • John Dickert Guest
  • Wendy Davis Guest
  • Noah Ovshinsky Guest