Protest music, Abortion rights health impacts

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REO Speedwagon performs on stage.
REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin, right, and Bruce Hall, left, perform Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, during Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

A UW-Madison professor helps us explore how protest music has changed from the 60s and 70s to now. Then, we talk to a researcher about the impact of abortion rights on women’s health, followed by an anti-abortion group from Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • How protest music has changed over the decades

    The 1960s and 70s are remembered as an era of protest music, but songs continue to serve as political expression for musicians. We explore how protest music has changed over the decades and what forms it takes today.

  • Two perspectives on abortion

    We hear from pro-abortion rights and an anti-abortion rights representatives about their organizations’ plans for the possibility of a post-Roe v. Wade America.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Alexander Shashko Guest
  • Tanya Atkinson Guest
  • Gracie Skogman Guest