Washington News, Political Gender Parity And Wisconsin’s First Female Lieutenant Governor

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A Washington reporter briefs us on top national political news, including what’s in a major new economic and infrastructure proposal from the Biden administration. Then the first woman to hold the number two elected position in Wisconsin reflects on her political career, and a political scientist looks with us at the policy impact of gender inequity in the political landscape.

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    Infrastructure, gun reform, and the southern U.S. border with Mexico are part of our weekly look at the top stories in national politics.

  • Wisconsin's First Female Lieutenant Governor, Plus Gender Parity In Politics

    Margaret Farrow served as Wisconsin’s first female Lieutenant Governor from 2001 to 2003. She joins the program this Women’s History Month to discuss her long political career in the state. Then, a political scientist talks about the lack of gender parity in politics and how it might affect policy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Andrew Duehren Guest
  • Margaret Farrow Guest
  • Alisa Von Hagel Guest

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