Part I: Commemorating the Sikh Temple shooting

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A woman sits on the ground with other members during service.
Rajlakshmi Singh sits next to her daughter, 3-year-old Raajvi Singh, during service Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Ten years after the mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, we speak with the former mayor on building community and a geographer who studies how to memorialize after a tragedy.

Featured in this Show

  • Former Oak Creek mayor reflects on building community

    Steve Scaffidi was elected mayor five months before a white supremacist opened fire at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. We hear from the former mayor, now radio host, about how he worked to bring the community together after the mass shooting.

  • Memorializing mass tragedies through the landscape

    Memorials for victims of mass tragedies are scattered throughout the United States. We speak with a geography professor who specializes in studying how Americans memorialize mass tragedies in the public landscape.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Steve Scaffidi Guest
  • Ken Foote Guest

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