Stoughton Gets Superheroes, Milwaukee’s Socialist Mayors, Native American Youth

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Table display of children's graphic novels
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One of the creators of a new graphic novel based in Stoughton talks with us about the project. We also hear about a PBS documentary exploring the history of socialist leadership in Milwaukee. And we talk with a former North Dakota lawmaker and the leader of the Center for Native American Youth about difficulties facing that population, and what’s being done to help them.

Featured in this Show

  • PBS Documentary Tells The Story Of Milwaukee's Socialist Mayors

    In the first half of the 20th century, Milwaukee elected three socialist mayors and sent the country’s first socialist representative to Congress. We hear about a PBS documentary looking into how they shaped the city and how they can inform our debate about socialism today.

  • New Comic 'Vidar & Hans' Highlights Stoughton

    A new comic book follows a Viking and Troll superhero team as they protect Stoughton, Wisconsin from evil-doers. We talk to one of the brains behind the project and learn more about “Vidar & Hans.”

  • A Check In On The Country’s Native American Youth

    We discuss a new book by a former senator, who responded to a single photograph of a Native American girl who had been brutally beaten in a foster home.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lynn Sprangers Guest
  • Nathan Peterson Guest
  • Sen. Byron Dorgan Guest
  • Nikki Pitre Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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