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Racine & Me September 30, 2018: State Rep. Greta Neubauer, Not Your Parents Basement, and Polka Mass in Union Grove

If you have an idea for a Racine & Me episode contact Jacob Kittilstad at jlkittilstad@cbs58.com 

Jacob Kittilstad welcomed Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) on the program for the first time since she took office – replacing now-Mayor Cory Mason in the Wisconsin Assembly. She talked about her recent testimony before the U.S. Department of Education where she said she criticized Education Secretary Betsy Devos for loosening regulations for predatory lenders. She says that there is a looming (and current) student debt crisis that needs to be addressed. She also spoke about the current national discussion on sexual assault and misconduct – and spoke personally about how she is treated online as a young, female legislator. Also, Jacob asked her about her adjustment to life as an elected official – asking her to share her Racine-to-Madison driving playlist. Click here to check out that playlist

With eSports continuing to grow in prominence worldwide, Jacob wondered where is the local impact? He got his answer from the people who recently opened Not Your Parents Basement gaming lounge which connect gamers ‘in-person’ as they hone their online skills for games including PUBG, Fortnite, and Overwatch. The space has also teamed with Twin Dragon Games to help people learn tabletop and trading card games through hands-on experience. A regular customer (and virtual learner at Walden III High School) talked to Jacob about how the social aspect has helped him grow as a gamer. Click here to visit Not Your Parents Basement's Website and click here to view Twin Dragon Games Facebook Page

And as the harvest season ramps up, so too does Oktoberfest season! In Union Grove the Knights of Columbus #4106 will be hosting a Polka Mass as a part of the festivities. The service will happen at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church and will feature classic polka tunes with lyrics adjusted to fit the mass. Click here for more information on the event


The concertina player – Ed Hause of The Ed Hause Band – also gave viewers a taste of what to expect at the event with a special in-studio performance. Click here for more information on the event

Guests: Rep. Greta Neubauer – (D) District 66/Racine, Ian Ballantyne – Not Your Parents Basement Owner, Dan Padila – Twin Dragon Games Owner, Dane Becker – Founding member of Walden III eSports Team, Tom Goetz – Knights of Columbus #4106 Oktoberfest Chairman, Ed Hause – Concertina Player for the Ed Hause Band

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