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Why Race Matters elevates issues of importance affecting Wisconsin’s Black community. Producer and host Angela Fitzgerald connects in conversation with everyday people whose work and commitments center on race, identity, and achieving racial equity in the state.

Why Race Matters Podcast PBS Wisconsin

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Why Race Matters elevates issues of importance affecting Wisconsin’s Black community. Producer and host Angela Fitzgerald connects in conversation with everyday people whose work and commitments center on race, identity, and achieving racial equity in the state.

    Women And Barriers After Incarceration

    Women And Barriers After Incarceration

    Black women make up just 6 percent of Wisconsin’s population but 21 percent of women in the state correctional system. Angela Fitzgerald talks with Carmella Glenn, coordinator of Madison-area Urban Ministry’s “Just Bakery.” They discuss the roadblocks and solutions for Black women leaving incarceration and returning home.  

    Black Artists And Appropriation

    Black Artists And Appropriation

    What happens when society supports the art but not the communities responsible for creating it? Angela Fitzgerald talks with dance artist Papa-Kobina Brewoo. Together they discuss issues around cultural appropriation and how Black artists are underrepresented within the spaces they helped create.

    Maternal Health And Birth Equity

    Maternal Health And Birth Equity

    The birth of a child is a time for celebration. However, for Black women, it comes with a higher risk. Angela Fitzgerald sits down with certified doula Tracey Russell to discuss problems and solutions when it comes to Black maternal health.

    Black Farming And Land Ownership

    Black Farming And Land Ownership

    Food is essential. Where food comes from and who has access to it makes a difference in the health of a community. In this episode, Angela Fitzgerald sits down with Robert Pierce, a farmer who works to address food insecurity in Black neighborhoods.

    The School-To-Prison Pipeline

    The School-To-Prison Pipeline

    Angela Fitzgerald talks to Rudy Bankston, a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline. Rudy shares his story of being wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison at the age of 19.

    Civic Engagement And Representation

    Civic Engagement And Representation

    Black voters are told their votes matter but after an election their concerns often go unheard. Angela Fitzgerald sits down with grassroots activist and coalition leader Tatiyana Benson to talk about civic engagement.

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