Wisconsin Women Of Note Over 100 Years, Milwaukee Bucks’ Protest

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Suffragists campaigning for women's right s to votes in early 20th century Wisconsin
Ada James (center) with supporters of the Suffrage movement. Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Wisconsin, ca. 1911-1912. Wisconsin Historical Society, WHI 1991.

We talk about what went into a national project to highlight historic female figures from each state — honoring the 19th amendment’s anniversary — with a Wisconsin journalist that worked on the effort. And we talk about the strike that the Milwaukee Bucks started in order to recent protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha police.

Featured in this Show

  • The Wisconsinites On USA Today's Women Of The Century List

    As part of a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, USA Today compiled lists of notable female figures spanning the last century, from every state and Washington, D.C. We talk about Wisconsin’s contributions to the project.

  • The Milwaukee Bucks' Protest And Its Place In The History Of Sports Demonstrations

    The Milwaukee Bucks refused to play in their playoff game against the Orlando Magic Wednesday in protest over the killing of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a Kenosha police officer. We’ll talk to a reporter to get the latest. Then, we speak with a historian to learn more about the role athletes’ protests play in social justice movements.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Kathy Flanigan Guest
  • Megan Hart Guest
  • Amy Bass Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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