Wisconsin broadband funding, LGBTQ rights

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We talk to Senator Tammy Baldwin about federal broadband funding coming to Wisconsin. Then, a historian updates us on how the rights of LGBTQ people in the U.S. have changed over time.

Featured in this Show

  • How Wisconsin could spend $1 billion to expand broadband access

    Wisconsin is receiving more than $1 billion in federal funds from the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program to step up high-speed internet access for more state residents. We talk about where the access gaps still are, and how this money could help address them.

  • The history of LGBTQ oppression, progress, and understanding

    This month, the Human Rights Campaign declared a State of Emergency for LGBTQ people living in America for the first time in their 40-year history. We talk to an LGBTQ historian about how the state of LGBTQ rights today compares to decades—even centuries—ago.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin Guest
  • Alyssa Kenney Guest
  • Hugh Ryan Guest

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