History of division within political parties, Investigation of Wisconsin gun deaths

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Hubert Humphrey speaking to the Democratic National Convention in 1948
In this July 14, 1948, file photo, Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey of Minneapolis wears a Truman button as he addresses the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia. In his speech, Humphrey declared it’s time to “get out of the shadow of states’ rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.” After support for civil rights was added to the party platform, Mississippi’s delegates and half of Alabama’s walked out. AP Photo

We examine the early years of Hubert Humphrey with roots in South Dakota, becoming Minneapolis’ mayor, and efforts to fight racism at the state and national level. Then, we discuss a special report on gun deaths in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Episode

  • Into the Bright Sunshine: How Hubert Humphrey challenged his party on civil rights

    Seventy-five years ago, a mayor from Minneapolis challenged the Democratic Party to take action on civil rights for African Americans. We talk with the author of a new book about Hubert Humphrey to learn how the struggle for racial equality in 1948 relates to today. Original air date: Aug. 31, 2023

  • Suicides by gun outpace homicides by gun in Wisconsin

    Most gun deaths in Wisconsin involve residents of rural areas and suburbs taking their own lives. We talk to an investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about his new reporting on gun deaths and conversations with scores of concerned gun owners. Original air date: Nov. 3, 2023

    If you or someone you know is in crisis or considering suicide, call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Help is available.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Samuel Freedman Guest
  • John Diedrich Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • A. Emily Ralph Technical Director

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