Wisconsin’s maps tossed, Bipartisanship in Congress

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A poster showing a map of Wisconsin is displayed in front of state senators at a hearing.
A map created by Republicans in the state Legislature is displayed during a hearing on Oct. 28, 2021, at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Sen. Jeff Smith sits on the left. Angela Major/WPR

A WPR reporter helps us explore what’s next for Wisconsin’s legislative maps after the U.S. Supreme Court threw them out. Then, a political science professor joins us to look at whether Democrats and Republicans are working together better in Congress.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Ruth Bloch Rubin Guest