The Debate Around Statues, What’s Ahead For Harley-Davidson

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The Forward statue was removed from its pedestal by protesters at the state Capitol on Tuesday night, June 23, 2020. Shawn Johnson/WPR

As protests bring down statues in Madison and around the nation, we speak with two historians about the debate over what monuments should stand and how it contributes to the way history is presented. Then, we take a look at how Wisconsin company Harley-Davidson is faring the pandemic.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Molly Stentz Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Stephen Kantrowitz Guest
  • Christy Clark-Pujara Guest
  • Valeriy Sibilkov Guest

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