Looking Back At Kenosha Protests, How Restaurants Are Faring During The Pandemic And Winter

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A bicyclist takes a photo of protest art
A bicyclist takes a photo of protest art listing the names of Black men killed by police in Downtown Madison. Steven Potter/WPR

We’ll look back at the summer protests related to the shooting of a Black man by police in Kenosha through the lens of historical racial tension. Then, we check in with a couple of restaurant owners to see how they’re dealing with challenges brought on by a severe drop in business due to the pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • Reflections On Race And Kenosha's Protests

    The shooting of Jacob Blake and subsequent protests made headlines around the world. Our guest takes a look at the broader historical context of racial tensions in Kenosha as Wisconsin rapidly diversified over the past few decades.

  • Update On Restaurants' COVID-19 Challenges

    Gov. Tony Evers recently announced that restaurants and small business owners will receive $45 million in pandemic relief funds. We talk with two Wisconsin restaurant owners about their business and the aid they need to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • John Eason Guest
  • Luke Zahm Guest
  • Dan Jacobs Guest

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