UW free speech survey, Church architecture, The story of Fredric March

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Protesters march into the night with signs as street lights shine behind them.
Protesters hold signs as they march on the street near the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We hear from one of the professors behind the UW system’s planned free speech survey on its campuses. Later, we talk about the career of Wisconsin actor Frederic March and the removal of his name from a campus theater at UW-Madison. Plus, a Milwaukee filmmaker talks about his new documentary about the architecture of sacred buildings.

Featured in this Show

  • Inside the UW System's planned campus free speech survey

    The UW System postponed a free speech survey set to go out to students on its campuses. We talk to one of the the professors helping to organize the survey about what it’s for and what it will ask.

  • New documentary explores American religious architecture

    We talk to a filmmaker about his new documentary, which explores religious architecture in Wisconsin and around the U.S.

  • An argument against removing Fredric March's name from UW campus buildings

    In 2018 and 2020, the name of actor and famous UW-Madison alum, Fredric March, was removed from two University of Wisconsin campus buildings. And in the years since, that decision has gotten pushback from prominent actors, historians and civil rights advocates. We talk to a freelance journalist and public historian about why he says the decision was a mistake.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Timothy Shiell Guest
  • Mike Trinklein Guest
  • George Gonis Guest

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