State News Roundup, Milwaukee Singer Lex Allen, Preventing Political Violence

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Today marks the deadline for passing a state budget, with Republicans still deadlocked on several issues. During our Wisconsin news roundup, we hear what will happen to state funding, and also discuss a state Supreme Court decision limiting public access to their meetings. Plus, a guest shares how U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can help prevent political violence. We also check in with Milwaukee pop-soul singer Lex Allen ahead of his performance at Summerfest.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For June 30, 2017

    June 30 is the state budget deadline. We get an update on how budget negotiations are going with a news editor. We also learn about a new state Supreme Court ruling on open meetings and learn about a new survey showing Wisconsin has the fifth rudest drivers in the country.

  • Milwaukee's Lex Allen Is Comfortable With Who He Is

    Milwaukee musician Lex Allen discusses his mother’s legacy in the neighborhood, overcoming self-doubt and public perception, and his goal of helping LGBT artists in need of a role model and mentor.

  • How To Reduce Political Violence

    On June 14, a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers and their aides while they practiced for the annual congressional baseball game. We speak with Jeet Heer from the New Republic about how Congress can reduce political violence.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Haleema Shah Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Jonathan Anderson Guest
  • Lex Allen Guest
  • Jeet Heer Guest

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