Wisconsin News Roundup, Importance Of Diverse Professors, Ada Deer At 80, The Latest News From Paris

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Wisconsin tribal leader Ada Deer has a long history fighting for social justice, and she eventually became the first woman to lead the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. She joins us to talk about her experiences as a community leader and to discuss the importance of Native American Heritage Month. We also look at the importance of having a diverse university faculty, and get the latest on the biggest headlines from around the state this week. We also talk to an on-the-scene reporter about the latest news about attacks and deadly shootings in Paris Friday night.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For November 13, 2015

    A state news editor joins us to talk about train derailments, business mergers and other major stories from around Wisconsin this week.

  • College Faculty And Diversity

    According to our guest, while a lot of attention is paid to recruiting a diverse student body at college campuses, it’s also important to make sure the faculty there reflects that diversity.

  • Ada Deer On Native American Heritage Month And Turning 80

    November is Native American Heritage Month and this fall also marks the 80th birthday of one of Wisconsin’s most well known Native American advocates. Ada Deer is a member of the Menominee Tribe from Kenosha. She was the first member of the Menominee Nation to graduate from UW-Madison and the first Native American to earn a master’s in social work from Columbia University. She became the first woman to chair the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin and then went on to head the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs under President Bill Clinton as the first woman in that position as well. At 80 she is still closely involved in Native American advocacy and activism.

  • The Latest News On Attacks In Paris

    We talk to an on-the-scene reporter about the explosions and deadly shootings in Paris Friday night.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Autumn A. Arnett Guest
  • Ada Deer Guest
  • Eleanor Beardsley Guest