Wisconsin as a battleground state, Recapping Biden’s 2022 State of the Union

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Signs that say "Mandela" on them are held up by supporters as Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes takes the stage.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes kicks off his campaign for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at an event in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

The authors of a new book join us to explore how Wisconsin became such a fierce political battleground state. Then, a political science professor takes us through what we learned from President Biden’s first State of the Union address.

Featured in this Show

  • How Wisconsin became a polarized battleground state

    A group of UW-Madison communications and political science professors wrote a new book looking at the forces that shaped Wisconsin into the battleground state it is today.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Lew Friedland Guest
  • Mike Wagner Guest