GOP Might Reject Evers Cabinet Pick, Challenges For Indigenous Scholars

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Evers announces cabinet picks including Brad Pfaff
Gov. Tony Evers, left, announces the appointment of Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Craig Thompson, Mark Afable, and Brad Pfaff in December 2018. Laurel White/WPR

First, we get details on the unfolding political battle over the nomination of Brad Pfaff to serve as secretary of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Then, a journalism professor joins the program to discuss barriers that Native Americans face while pursuing academic jobs.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • JR Ross Guest
  • Patty Loew Guest