On Thursday, we talked to older adults in Milwaukee about what they think of Hillary Clinton becoming the first female nominee for President. Today, we visit with seniors in Cudahy. Some are setting a high bar for Clinton.
These could be said to be both the best and the worst of times for political comedy and for stand-up Hari Kondabolu, the worst has never felt closer to home. He's received more contentious reaction to his jokes and opinions on social media now than ever before and says he's witnessing a turning point in the U.S. political landscape. His new album, "Mainstream American Comic," tackles these issues head on – making the case that race, gender, and politics should be mainstream comedy.
It was an historic Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia. Presidential nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, took the stage last night as the first woman nominated to a major party. But the week-long event had some rough spots, with protestors and supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders interrupting speeches with boos and shouting.
This summer in Rio, one athlete holds the distinction of being the only U.S. sailor to represent the Midwest. 26-year-old Annie Haeger of East Troy, Wisconsin already has a very impressive sailing career, including being named the Female Collegiate Sailor of the Year in 2012 and 2015’s US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are about to open Rio de Janeiro. Among the hundreds of US Olympians who will compete for gold are a host of athletes from Wisconsin, and many athletes with ties to Wisconsin universities.
There are a lot of bicyclists on the roads and paths here during the summer, but not many of them are women. According to the Wisconsin Bike Federation, only 24% of all cycling trips nationwide are made by women. Compare that to the Netherlands, where women make 55% of all cycle trips and Germany with 49%.
For the first time since being announced as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence hit the campaign trail alone at Waukesha Expo Center on Wednesday night. The Waukesha along with the rest of Wisconsin are expected to play a major role in the upcoming presidential election.
It wasn’t a packed house at the Waukesha Expo Center, but hundreds of people showed up to hear Vice Presidential hopeful Mike Pence make the case for a Donald Trump Pence ticket.
Hillary Clinton will make history Thursday night when she becomes the first woman to accept the nomination for president. WUWM stopped by the Washington Park Senior Center in Milwaukee, and asked senior citizens what they think of the historic development.
As DeLois Johnson finishing eating lunch, she says she didn’t think she’d live to see a female presidential nominee.
“No I did not. I didn’t even think I would see President Obama in my lifetime.”