Reactions To UW Budget Decisions, Downtown Milwaukee Comparisons, Community Group’s “Plan For Madison”

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Community leaders in Madison have come up with a plan that they say would provide “a framework for racial progress” for the city. We talk to one of the organizers about the project, and what changes he’d like to see. We also look at a report that compares the downtowns of Milwaukee and other big cities, and track reactions to the state budget committee’s decisions on key UW funding and governance questions.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Jason Stein Guest
  • Dan Shafer Guest
  • Alex Gee Guest