Tribalism in America, Wisconsin weighs in on political issues

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Protestors gathered at the state Capitol
Thousands of protestors gathered at the state Capitol Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, calling on Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to lead a forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election. Will Kenneally/PBS Wisconsin

A new poll asked thousands of Wisconsinites how they fell about taxation, racial equity, and other top issues in the state. We find out what people had to say. We also talk with an author about how we can work around “tribalism” in society and avoid retreating into separate spheres.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dominic Packer Guest
  • Susan Yackee Guest