Season 1: Season 1

Why Race Matters elevates issues of importance affecting Wisconsin’s Black communities. Producer and host, Angela Fitzgerald, connects in conversation with everyday people whose work centers on race, identity and achieving racial equity in the state. We explore topics simultaneously historic and urgent while offering hope, guidance, and resources to thrive.

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Why Race Matters

Black Farming and Land Ownership

Robert Pierce joins Angela to discuss Black farming, food security and land ownership.

Black Farming and Land Ownership

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Why Race Matters

The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Angela speaks to Rudy Bankston, a survivor of the school-to-prison pipeline.

The School-To-Prison Pipeline

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Why Race Matters

Civic Engagement and Representation

Angela speaks to an activist about hurdles to Black political participation.

Civic Engagement and Representation

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Why Race Matters

Mental Health, Trauma and Black Communities

Angela speaks with a licensed therapist about mental health in Black communities.

Mental Health, Trauma and Black Communities

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Why Race Matters

Angela's Journey and Why Race Matters in Wisconsin

Host and producer Angela Fitzgerald explains the motivation behind Why Race Matters.

Angela's Journey and Why Race Matters in Wisconsin