John Lewis’ Legacy, And The Rise In Outdoor Recreation During The Pandemic

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People gather at memorial to John Lewis
People gather at a make-shift memorial near the home of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Atlanta. Lewis, who died July 17 at age 80, was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists who organized the 1963 March on Washington, and spoke shortly before the group’s leader, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech to a vast sea of people. Mike Stewart/AP Photo

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) discusses her friend and colleague, the late John Lewis. Then, the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources explains how state residents rekindled their love of the outdoors during the pandemic and what effects it might be having on state parks.

Featured in this Show

  • Remembering John Lewis

    John Lewis, a giant of the Civil Rights movement and a long-time Congressman, died last week. We talk with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore of Milwaukee, about what it was like to work with Lewis and how she views his legacy.

  • DNR Secretary Preston Cole On Uptick In Wisconsin Outdoor Recreation

    Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Preston Cole joins the program to discuss the coronavirus pandemic’s effects on state parks and the uptick in outdoor recreation in the state.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Representative Gwen Moore Guest
  • Secretary Preston Cole Guest

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