We wrap up our series into Wisconsin history, with a look at how prohibition played into it.  The 18-th Amendment wasn't popular with Northeast Wisconsin, and there were a lot of people found ways around it.  There's also a possibility that the ignoring of alcohol laws may've helped a certain football team survive those early years.  

Green Bay Packers historian Cliff Christl joins us for episode 4 in our dive into Wisconsin History.  He's in the middle of major research in the history of the team, and tells us some of the stories we've heard might not be entirely correct.  Plus, he shares some new stories about the Packers, that make you wonder, 'what if?'

Our short series dives into a famous, historical 'place' in Brown County, The Union Hotel in De Pere.  The hotel, rooming house, and restaurant dates back to the mid-1800's.  Owner McKim Boyd's family took over about 100 years ago, after receiving the property in a trade.  Boyd tells the stories and history of the Union Hotel, and explains why it's important those stories are shared.  

We continue our dive into Wisconsin history.  Our guest is Christine Dunbar with the Brown County Historical Society.  SHe talks about the people who helped shape Northeast Wisconsin, including John Lawe, and Morgan L. Martin.  Check out the Brown County Historical Society Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/BrownCountyHistoricalSociety

 

Dive into Wisconsin history with this short series on famous people, places, and events.  In this episode, we speak with Mary Jane Herber of the Brown County Public Library about how Northeast Wisconsin attracted settlers, plus who and what made this area grow.  

September 3, 2020

Power 2 Change: Aaron Bailey

Aaron Bailey made the news earlier this summer, when he became the first Black councilperson in city of Manitowoc history.  He has a passion for social justice, and wants to provide young people with activities and guidance in his community.  Bailey admits it’s been an interesting transition to political leadership, and an adjustment to life in the public eye.  In this episode, Aaron Bailey tells us why he almost didn’t apply for the position and why the issue of representation made the difference.

Our conversation continues with the Power 2 Change series, speaking with Tracey Robertson of Oshkosh. 

After moving here with her daughter in 2011, they experience racism in a different way.  It led Tracey to create community conversations about race, and shortly after, a grassroots non-profit called FIT Oshkosh, that worked in education and social justice.  While the group dissolved earlier this year, Tracey Robertson continues facilitating change through independent consulting.

In this episode, we talk more about racial literacy and implicit bias.  

We continue our Power 2 Change series with Robin Tinnon.  Tinnon is the Executive Director of We All Rise-African American Resource Center, a local non-profit dedicated to connecting families with resources, education and support.

Tinnon has been a part of the Green Bay community since elementary school.  Shew was born to a teenage mother in Chicago, who wanted a better life for her children.  Tinnon explains why it’s important to have intention to make a more cohesive community.

We are continuing our Power 2 Change series with our conversation with Dr. Eddie Moore, Junior.  Moore is the founder of The Privilege Institute in Green Bay, which teaches people to recognize their own privilege and teaches them about diversity, power, and racism. 

Moore has his own unique story, with struggles that he believes made him stronger for race work.  He’s very honest about the path that almost led him astray, and the mission that he believes is his true calling.

WBAY-TV2 wants to advance the conversation about race in Northeast Wisconsin. Community members are sharing their stories about racism; how it looks and how it feels.  This is the Power 2 Change.  

As CEO of the Brown County United Way, Robyn Davis appeared on this podcast last year when we talked about her work in the non-profit sector. 

In this episode, Robyn Davis is talking about data; to advance the work of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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