What’s in a name (change)?, Women’s World Cup and Wisconsin

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United States' Alex Morgan, right, scores her side's second goal, during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States on July 2, 2019..
United States’ Alex Morgan, right, scores her side’s second goal, during the Women’s World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo

We discuss with a historian of ethnic identity why people continue to change their names. Then we preview the FIFA Women’s World Cup, featuring a heavy favorite American squad, with a pair of Telemundo Wisconsin sports anchors.

Featured in this Show

  • How our names impact our identity

    Our names can be an important part of our identity. So what happens when we change them? An ethnic identity historian joins us to look at some of the history of name changes, and the cultural significance behind them.

  • Women's World Cup kicks off this week

    The Women’s World Cup has seen a huge growth in popularity. This year’s tournament in Australia and New Zealand is on track to be the biggest and most attended women’s sporting event in history. Two sportscasters from Telemundo Wisconsin share what they are looking forward to as the month-long tournament kicks off on July 20, and a local Madison bar owner talks about building community around soccer.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Kirsten Fermaglich Guest
  • Alejandra Palacios Guest
  • Montse Ricossa Guest
  • Brett Best Guest

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