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10.4.22 – “Pro-life cupcake day?”

Edessa School of Fashion. Evers’ budget. Catching up with Francesca Hong.

21:09 – Edessa School of Fashion

  • Founder and Dean of Academics at Edessa School of Fashion, Lynne Dixon Speller talks about the first designated fashion college in the Midwest, shares what it’s like to start a college where everything has to do with fashion.
  • This school is creating curriculum dedicated to learning about inclusion and ethnic influences on the American fashion industry.

49:01 – Evers’ budget

  • Evers is facing backlash from both sides after he announces a proposal for the state budget to increase shared revenue to local governments by $91 million- including $10 million for police, fire, and EMS.
  • Despite Republicans’ messaging revolving around crime, they are taking to the Twitterverse to claim that this proposal is a political stunt.

1:30:42 – Catching up with Francesca Hong

  • Mom, Community Organizer, and Representative of Wisconsin’s 76th Assembly District, Francesca Hong sums up her first term: “I’m still feeling like we’re drinking from a fire house”.
  • Rep Hong touches on some bright spots of the last two years including improving cohesive messaging, increasing diversity in the legislature, and fighting to maintain the governor’s veto.
Music from today’s show can be found on As Goes Wisconsin’s Spotify playlist.
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