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Racine & Me October, 21 2018: Poor People’s Campaign, Bojana Pozder, “Lombardi” at RTG, and Boo at the Zoo

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Jacob Kittilstad spoke to a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church about a recent visit by the Poor People’s Campaign. According to information about the group, the movement is trying to overcome systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy. The discussion centered on the Rev. Dr. William Barber II because the church member in-studio actually went to college with him. Click here to learn more about the campaign

For the first time ever Racine County is home to a WIAA Division 1 Tennis Champion. Bojana Pozder -a freshman at J. I. Case High School – recently won the Girls Singles title at the state tournament. She talked about her background with the sport and how she prepared for what she called “her best match ever”. Click here to follow Case Girls Tennis on Twitter

It’s football season and the Racine Theatre Guild is using it as an opportunity to look into the lore of the Green Bay Packers – specifically – Coach Vince Lombardi. The show “Lombardi” explores the life of the prolific coach on-and-off the field. The story is guided by a fictitious journalist trying to get to know some of the earliest and most famous Packer players. Click here to learn more about the show

Also, if you’re looking for an alternative to traditional Trick-or-Treating, Boo at the Zoo might be a good option for you. The Racine Zoo brings an African Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat and a Milk Snake to the studio to help talk about the Halloween line-up which also includes a Trunk-or-Treat event. Click here to learn more about these events

Guests: Milton Dockery – St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Member, Bojana Pozder – J. I. Case High School Freshman and WIAA Division 1 Girls Tennis Singles Champion, Rich Smith – Playing “Vince Lombardi” at the Racine Theatre Guild, Connor Blankenship – Playing “Michael McCormick” at the Racine Theatre Guild, Emma Thomas – Racine Zoo Animal Care Specialist, Beth Heidorn – Racine Zoo Executive Director

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