UW-Oshkosh’s ‘Black Thursday’, Millennial Financial Challenges, Child Care And The Economy

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Child care worker reading a book
Angenita Tanner, a child care worker who signed on with the Service Employees International Union, reads a book to pre-schoolers at her home day care center, Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

In 1968, dozens of black students were expelled from UW-Oshkosh. We talk with a graduate about why the thinks the school should to more to make up for the decision. We also talk about the economic reality faced by Millennials. Plus, a discussion on child care’s role in reopening the economy.

Featured in this Show

  • Understanding The Impact Of UW-Oshkosh's Expulsion Of Black Students In 1968

    In 1968, a group of 94 African-American students at UW-Oshkosh were arrested and expelled after a demonstration in support of a more diverse staff and curriculum. We talk with an Oshkosh graduate who says the decision impacted generations and the school should take more action to offset the effects.

  • Are Millennials The 'Unluckiest Generation In History?'

    The economic downturn that’s resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic has hit millennials hard, and one piece in The Washington Post recently said that has contributed to millennials being the unluckiest generation in history. We hear more from an economist also known as the “serial millennial myth-buster.”

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Rajon Lynch Guest
  • Gray Kimbrough Guest