State News Roundup, Boxing Sportsmanship, National Monument Review

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As boxing gears up for another prime time bout, the competitors have hurled vulgar and racist insults at each other. We talk to an ESPN writer who says boxing should encourage a higher level of sportsmanship. We also check in on the top Wisconsin stories of the week, including the State Superintendent of Public Instruction announcing plans to run for governor. Plus, we look at the future of national monuments under the Trump administration.

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  • State News Roundup For August 25, 2017

    On Wednesday state schools superintendent Tony Evers announced he’s running for governor in 2018. He joins two other Democratic gubernatorial candidates: Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik and state Representative Dana Wachs from Eau Claire. A news reporter joins us to talk about the 2018 election in Wisconsin and other top state news from the past week.

  • ESPN Reporter: We Should Expect Better Conduct From Mayweather And McGregor

    In the months leading up to the highly-anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor, the two fighters have publicly hurled racist, sexist, and homophobic statements at each other, especially in the press. An ESPN reporter tells us why she thinks athletes in combat sports should be held to higher standards.

  • After National Monument Review, Changes Could Be Coming To At Least Three Sites

    Months after President Trump ordered a sweeping review of national monuments in America, we’re now getting a glimpse at what possible changes might look like. An expert on public lands talks about the results from the review of national monuments, why Bears Ears monument may be the government’s biggest target, and the broader conflict over federal land ownership in America.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Jonathan Anderson Guest
  • Sarah Spain Guest
  • John Ruple Guest

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