Milwaukee mayoral candidate Cavalier Johnson, The origins of the seven-day week

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Milwaukee mayoral candidates Cavalier Johnson, left, and Bob Donovan, right, participate in a forum Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Voters will decide Milwaukee’s next mayor on April 5. We speak with candidate Cavalier Johnson a week before Election Day. Then we hear from a historian at UC Berkeley about why our week is structured the way it is.

Featured in this Show

  • Final two Milwaukee mayoral candidate interviews: Cavalier Johnson

    On April 5, voters will decide Milwaukee’s next mayor. As part of a series of conversations before the runoff election, we speak with interim Mayor Cavalier Johnson about his candidacy.

  • How the seven-day week affects our lives

    We take the seven-day week for granted in modern society, but how did it become such a fundamental part of our lives? We talk with UC Berkeley historian David Henkin, who pursued answers to that question for his book “The Week: A History of the Unnatural Rhythms That Made Us Who We Are.”

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Christine Hatfield Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Cavalier Johnson Guest
  • David Henkin Guest
  • Lee Rayburn Interviewer

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