State Of Wisconsin’s Roads, Justice Department Reopens Case Of Emmett Till, What Do Men Think It Means To Be A Man?

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In this Sept. 23, 1955, file photo, J.W. Milam, left, his wife, second left, Roy Bryant, far right, and his wife, Carolyn Bryant, sit together in a courtroom in Sumner, Miss. Bryant and his half-brother Milam were charged with murder but acquitted in the kidnap-torture slaying of 14-year-old black teen Emmett Till in 1955 after he allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant. The men later confessed in a magazine interview but weren’t retried; both are now dead. Citing “new information,” the U.S. Justice Department has reopened the investigation into Till’s death. (AP Photo, File)

A survey of over 1,500 American male-identifying adults were surveyed to find out more about how men feel about their sense of self, identity and masculinity in the #metoo era. We talk to two journalists about what they found. We also discuss the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to reopen the case of Emmett Till. We also find out how Wisconsin voters are feeling about the condition of the state’s roads.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin Voters Weigh In On Road Conditions

    In a new poll, 59 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin said the roads in their area are in fair or poor condition. We talk about what that could mean for the midterm elections and look at why road funding has become one of the toughest issues in the state to make progress on.

  • A Look Back At The Story Of Emmett Till

    After 63 years, the Department of Justice is reopening the murder case of Emmett Till, an African American boy who was tortured and murdered in Mississippi in 1955. We talk to a historian about why the department might be making this move now, and remember Till’s life and impact on the Civil Rights movement.

  • What Does It Mean To Be A Man?

    Our guests discuss a survey that asked men what they think it means to be a man, and if the #MeToo movement has changed their perspective on masculinity.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Brenda Gayle Plummer Guest
  • Ella Koeze Guest
  • Anna Maria Barry-Jester Guest