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Racine & Me December 12, 2018: Chief WI Appeals Judge Lisa Neubauer, Battle of the Books, “A Christmas Carol” at RTG

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Jacob Kittilstad recognized that there is always another election to be looking ahead to – and the next race on the calendar is for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Chief Wisconsin Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer is running for that position. She also happens to be a longtime resident of the city of Racine. Jacob asked her questions about her approach to the law and talked about how she separates the legislative life of her family members from her own profession in the judiciary branch.

The Battle of the Books is returning to the Racine Public Library and organizers are looking or the next crop of fourth and fifth graders who are up to the challenge. Participants will have to read 40 books if they hope to do well in a team-driven quiz bowl-style competition set for March 2019. The annual event is sponsored by S.C. Johnson which has donated 8,000 books for the competition this year alone. Representatives for the company say they support this event because they see the value in promoting local literacy programs during that critical age for school children. Click here for more information

“A Christmas Carol: The Musical” is returning to the Racine Theatre Guild and along with the production – the actors playing Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as also returning. The group says their chemistry and comfort-level have grown over the past two years – and they believe it’s reflected in the performance. Click here for more information


The group performed a brief portion of the production in-studio depicting Ebeneezer Scrooge meeting the three ghosts in human form before his Christmas night. The actress portraying the Ghost of Christmas Futures says it’s the very first time she’s performed in a musical where she does not have to sing. Click here for more information

Guests: Lisa Neubauer – Chief Wisconsin Appeals Judge, Amy Winter – S.C. Johnson Director of Global Public Affairs, Ann Callaghan – Racine Public Library Children’s Librarian, Bob Benson – “Ebeneezer Scrooge” in the Racine Theatre Guild Production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”, Jenna Zeihen – “The Ghost of Christmas Past” in the Racine Theatre Guild Production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”, Davidson Kane – “The Ghost of Christmas Present” in the Racine Theatre Guild Production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”, Barbi McGuire – “The Ghost of Christmas Future” in the Racine Theatre Guild Production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”

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