Wisconsin News Roundup, African-American Female Composers, Facebook’s Design Changes

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Thousands attend a rally Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the state Capitol where immigrants and activists called upon lawmakers to make driver’s licenses available to people who are living in the United States illegally. Phoebe Petrovic/WPR

In state news, we hear about a rally at the Capitol and controversy surrounding frac sand mining in Monroe County. WPR host Stephanie Elkins tells us about renewed interest in a pair of African-American female composers from the 1930s. Then, we learn about Facebook’s big change to its page design.

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  • State News Roundup – May 3, 2019

    Thousands demonstrated outside the state capitol this week in favor of providing driver’s licenses and in-state tuition for people living in this country illegally. A WPR reporter who was there shares her experience. We also hear why the DNR is blocking a frac sand company from filling in Monroe County wetlands. Plus, a look at why Wisconsin’s forestry industry is topping its midwestern neighbors.

  • Renewed Interest In Two Female African-American Composers

    In the 1930s, African-American composers Margaret Bonds and Florence Price made some of the country’s most interesting classical music. WPR host Stephanie Elkins tells us about their long friendship and why some of their work has only recently been published for the first time.

  • Facebook's Design Changes And New Privacy Oversight

    Facebook has announced big changes to its layout. We discuss with our guest how consumers are responding, as well as the Federal Trade Commission weighing new privacy oversight, and Facebook’s decision to completely ban people like Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Phoebe Petrovic Guest
  • Chris Hubbuch Guest
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Stephanie E Elkins Guest
  • Steve Noll Guest

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