Podcast investigates the state’s 1849 abortion ban, ‘Mud Row’ play grapples with race, Storytelling project explores Milwaukee food

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Buffalo wings from TomKen's Bar and Grill in Milwaukee
Buffalo wings from TomKen’s Bar and Grill in Milwaukee. Eyton Z/Flickr

We hear the third episode of WPR’s podcast about Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban. Then we talk to the director of “Mud Row,” a play about Black representation, premiering at the Milwaukee Black Theater Festival. Then a mobile storytelling project explores Milwaukee residents’ connections to food.

Featured in this Show

  • 'How We Got Here' episode three: Path to legal abortions

    In part three of a WPR series on Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban reporters explore how Wisconsin’s path to legal abortion began. It started with an arrest.

  • Milwaukee Black Theatre Festival's 'Mud Row' grapples with issues of race, class

    As part of the annual Milwaukee Black Theater Festival the Pennsylvania based play “Mud Row,” premiers in the city several times this month. We speak with the director Marti Gobel about Black representation and the story of generational conflict.

  • Story cart documents the food journeys of Milwaukee residents through audio storytelling

    As food insecurity rises in Wisconsin, we hear from a mobile storytelling project that aims to document and research how people in Milwaukee connect to food. We hear from a member of UW-Milwaukee story cart project.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Marti Gobel Guest
  • Nicole Welk-Joerger Guest

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