Shifting world powers, USWNT lawsuit settlement

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Yulia Khalikova (left), a postdoctoral student who is originally from Russia, gathers with other UW-Madison students to protest Russia’s attack on Ukraine outside Bascom Hall on Thursday. Diane Bezucha/WPR

We explore whether Russia’s invasion of Ukraine signals a shift in world powers, with the help of a history professor. Then, an investigative sports reporter takes us through the implications of the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s legal settlement over equal pay.

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  • What the USWNT lawsuit settlement means for pay equity in women's sports

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Jeremi Suri Guest
  • Molly Hensley-Clancy Guest

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