Olympic medalist from Rice Lake, How women are portrayed in public monuments

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We speak with an Olympic medalist in the 200-meter dash who won silver medals in 2020 and 2022. Later, an art history professor at UW-La Crosse explores how women are represented in public monuments.

Featured in this Show

  • From Rice Lake to Olympic medalist, Kenny Bednarek now sprinting to 2023 and 2024 goals

    Kenny Bednarek earned silver medals in the 200-meter dash at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Championship. From Rice Lake, Wisconsin, he attended a community college in Ottumwa, Iowa, before signing with Nike as a professional athlete in 2019. He talks about what he still aims to achieve.

  • Portraying women in Wisconsin's public monuments

    A mere 6% of all public monuments in America portray real women out of history. That’s according to research by a UW-La Crosse art history professor. We discuss what it means when communities choose to put figures on pedestals.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Kenny Bednarek Guest
  • Sierra Rooney Guest

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