Lake Michigan Storm Damage, Search And Rescue, Politics Of Sports

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Colin Kaepernick
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

With the Super Bowl this weekend, we discuss how professional leagues and athletes are responding to politics and social causes. But first, we hear about damage caused by recent storms near Lake Michigan shores and how rescue operations vary across Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Storm Damage Cleanup Continues Along Lake Michigan

    Heavy storms ravished the shoreline of Lake Michigan earlier this month, causing millions in damage to homes, roads and lakeside parks in Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee counties. The governor has asked for federal support. We talk with a local reporter about the extent of the damage.

  • The Inconsistent Oversight Of Search And Rescue Missions

    When someone goes missing, law enforcement officials often turn to volunteers to carry out search-and-rescue missions. But how much training and supervision these volunteers are given varies widely by state, WisContext discovered in an investigation. We get the details about the report.

  • The Politics of Sports

    In recent years, athletes like Colin Kaepernick, the late Kobe Bryant and other influential sports figures have spoken out about social and political issues. However, not all sports leagues embrace activism. We discuss the intersection of sports and politics with a media cultural studies professor.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Christina Lieffring Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Jason Kido Lopez Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer

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