New court ruling on state electoral maps, Rethinking creativity

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Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Dave Obey testifies at legislative hearing on Republican redistricting plans on Wednesday, July 13. 2011, in Madison, Wis. AP Photo/Scott Bauer

After being directed to reconsider an earlier ruling, the State Supreme Court chose Republican-drawn boundaries last week for Wisconsin’s legislative and congressional districts. We find out more about the decision and what it means for elections. Plus, an author encourages us to rethink creativity and unlock the potential we might not know we have.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • John D. Johnson Guest
  • Matt Richtel Guest