Lessons from a summer camp for burned youth, Black migration to the Midwest

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Emergency crews work to extinguish a fire at Summerset Marine Construction in Eagle
Emergency crews work to extinguish a fire at Summerset Marine Construction in Eagle, Wis., on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, when an explosion and fire rocked the marine construction company in southeast Wisconsin on Thursday. Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP Photo

First, we speak with a camp counselor and burn specialist to learn more about burn injuries and how they can affect injured youth. Then, we discuss the history of racial relations and voting rights for Black people in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin camp empowers children with burn injuries

    Wisconsin children with severe burn injuries can attend an upcoming camp to find support. We talk with a camp attendee turned counselor about her experience at Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth. And a burn specialist about the injuries that impact more than 450,000 people a year.

  • Black movement and suffrage in Wisconsin

    Studies show Wisconsin often ranks among the worst states for African Americans to make a life. We explore early Black migration to the Midwest, racial relations and African American voting rights.

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Melissa Kersten Guest
  • Tanya Bolchen Guest
  • Christy Clark-Pujara Guest
  • Molly Stentz Interviewer