UW President Lauds Superior Campus, And Earth Day’s Apostle Island Origins

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Left: Gaylord Nelson and John F. Kennedy on the 1963 tour of the Apostle Islands; University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman. WPR photo.

In a speech touting the value of higher education to northwest Wisconsin delegates visiting the state Capitol for Superior Days, University of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman singled out the system’s Superior campus for particular praise. But his talk came amid a third-party analysis showing financial deficits at 10 of Wisconsin’s public universities, including the Superior campus. Rothman’s speech, along with a review of the financial report, are highlighted.

Also, in advance of Earth Day — an international celebration with its roots in the Apostle Islands. Washington looks back at its origins in an encore presentation of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2020, with clips of the 1963 visit by John F. Kennedy to northwest Wisconsin with Earth Day founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson, and an interview with Tia Nelson, the senator’s daughter, about her father’s environmental legacy.

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Episode Credits

  • Robin Washington Host
  • Jay Rothman Guest
  • Tia Nelson Guest