Wisconsin service clubs, UW-La Crosse free speech

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We learn more about how Wisconsin service organizations are helping their communities despite declining membership. Then, a free speech expert joins to look at the First Amendment issues involving fired UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow.

Featured in this Show

  • How Wisconsin service organizations are trying to rebuild membership and support their communities

    Service organizations like Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Lions Club have seen declining membership for years, but they’re still finding ways to make an impact at the local level. We talk to representatives for each group in Wisconsin to find out how they’re trying to get more people involved in their communities.

  • UW-La Crosse chancellor firing raises questions about pornography and free speech

    Last week, the UW System Board of Regents unanimously voted to fire UW–La Crosse chancellor Joe Gow after discovering that he had been making pornographic videos with his wife and posting them online. The story has made national news and sparked a debate about free speech. We take a look behind the headlines with a Wisconsin reporter and an employment rights expert.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Michelle McGrath Guest
  • Connie LeCleir-Meyer Guest
  • Justin Hahn Guest
  • Kelly Meyerhofer Guest
  • Lewis Maltby Guest