New Wisconsin Education Superintendent, Conceptualizing Conflict

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Jill Underly speaks to people during her candidacy for state superintendent at a campaign event Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Waukesha, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We hear from the newly elected education chief for the state, and then talk about the direction learning is going in Wisconsin. And an investigative journalist and author discusses what she’s learned about better understanding people who have disagreements, and how to find more common ground.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Jill Underly Guest
  • Amanda Ripley Guest

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