Newsmakers, April 1, 2022

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Photo courtesy of ValLimar Jansen
Photo courtesy of ValLimar Jansen

Today on “Newsmakers,” host Ezra Wall welcomes guests to speak about a new center named in honor of Sister Thea Bowman. A Canton, Mississippi native, Sister Thea came to La Crosse in the 1950s to join the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and eventually became one of the leading voices for Black Catholicism in America. Wall speaks with ValLimar Jansen, a nationally recognized singer and composer who portrays Thea Bowman in a theatrical performance taking place April 5 at Viterbo University. Also joining the discussion is Sister Laura Nettles, assistant professor of religious studies at Viterbo.

Then, find out what’s going on this spring at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota. Wall speaks with Ed Hahn, marketing director for the center, who lets us know about the spring program series happening weekends throughout April and May for an opportunity to learn about raptors from experts.

Episode Credits

  • Ezra Wall Host
  • Dawn Jewell Producer
  • Ezra Wall Producer
  • John Davis Producer
  • Sr. Laura Nettles Guest
  • Ed Hahn Guest
  • ValLimar Jansen Guest

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