Wisconsin electoral maps, January 6 criminal conduct, Pakistani American experience

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Gov. Tony Evers casting his Electoral College vote in 2020
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a member of Wisconsin’s Electoral College, casts his vote at the state Capitol in Madison on Dec. 14, 2020. State Rep. Gary Tauchen has proposed changing how Wisconsin awards Electoral College votes from a winner-take-all system to giving them out by congressional distirct. Morry Gash/ AP Photo

A law professor takes us through the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to adopt Governor Tony Evers electoral maps. Then, a political science professor helps us understand the implications of the January 6 commissions findings of potential criminal acts by the Trump administration. Later, the author of a new book shares his experiences growing up as a Pakistani American and dealing with racism and identity questions.

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  • Wisconsin Supreme Court picks Evers' legislative maps in legal fight over redistricting

    In a surprise ruling Thursday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court picked a plan from Gov. Tony Evers to be the state’s legislative maps for the next decade. We’ll talk about how that could change the balance of political power in the state, and a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Jan. 6 Committee claims evidence of potential criminal conspiracy by former President Trump

    We discuss some legal implications of a recent court filing, in which the House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol asserts it’s gathered evidence that could lead to former President Trump and allies facing criminal charges.

  • Navigating Islamophobia and racism as a Pakistani American

    A new book takes us through life growing up as a Pakistani American, navigating Islamophobia and racism while figuring out where to fit in society.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • John D. Johnson Guest
  • David Schultz Guest
  • Wajahat Ali Guest