Racism In Wisconsin, UW System President Search

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Protesters gathered in Wausau on Saturday
Protesters gathered in Wausau on Saturday, June 6, 2020 to raise awareness for Black Lives Matter and the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd while in police custody. Rob Mentzer/WPR

The Wisconsin Public Health Association says racism is a public health crisis in the state. A UW-Eau Claire nursing professor shares how this can negatively impact a person’s health. Then, a WPR reporter talks with us about the search for a new UW President after the only finalist drops out.

Featured in this Show

  • Racism Declared A Public Health Crisis in Wisconsin

    Nearly 40 organizations, local governments and individuals have signed a resolution calling racism a public health crisis in Wisconsin. A nursing professor explains the impact of health inequities on minority populations and how the state is addressing these issues.

  • UW System President Finalist Withdraws

    On Friday, the UW announced that the only finalist for the job of university system president had withdrawn his name for the position. We talk to a WPR reporter about what this failed search means for the future of the UW System and what university administrators will do next.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Molly Stentz Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Pam Guthman Guest
  • Rich Kremer Guest