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On this episode of the Ballpark, we take a look at the state of Wisconsin through the lens of deindustrialization. Together with our contributors, we examine how the Badger state’s politics have become more polarized in the past decade and what happened to its people when the factories began to close.

Contributors: Wendy Scattergood (St. Norbert College), Amy Goldstein (Washington Post)

Listen to Episode 3.6 on Soundcloud


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The Ballpark was produced with help of the LSE’s Annual Fund.  Our theme tune is by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”, a Seattle based gypsy jazz band.

Featured image: “Welcome to Wisconsin” by Gary Todd is Public Domain.

Note:  This podcast gives the views of the interviews and co-hosts, and is not the position of USAPP – American Politics and Policy, the LSE US Centre, nor the London School of Economics.

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