There are only two things in Steuben, Wisconsin and they are both bars owned and operated by women. Deep in Trump country, this is a rarity, like children and black people. Steuben is named after Friedrich von Steuben, a long-dead Frenchman who was recruited by Benjamin Franklin to lend his brilliance in military organization and […]
Stevan Stojanovic and Jenna Gaidosh visit Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where they encounter several Hillary Clinton fans as well as many Donald Trump supporters. Why does each side believe Trump won? This story goes into one man’s home and the community to find out.
Surrounded by an assortment of old magazines, used toilets and other miscellaneous knickknacks, students ventured into the cluttered abyss of Larry Lange’s shed. The 86-year-old has become a collector of sorts, holding onto memorabilia reminiscent of his – and other people’s – past. Beyond the piles of worn furniture and old filing cabinets he salvaged […]
The cold winds shook the trees while the deer were trying to go unseen. The uniform was orange hunting gear, and it could be seen from miles away. There’s not much to do in these rural areas, but people make do. They even create a competition out of who can catch the biggest buck. This […]
“See these hands? Working hands, I’ve worked all my life. Paid taxes out the yin-yang. And that’s what I want, people working. There’s too many damn people on welfare,” said Donald Trump voter Ken Buehler. Buehler opened up his metal shed of a home to two complete strangers: a professor and her student. The white […]
Driving into the dark of night through the small town of Gays Mills, Wis., one neon light draws in students. Three bright red apples with a yellow heart inside the middle apple lights up the almost hidden Sharon’s Red Apple Inn. Offering their Saturday night prime rib special, Elinor, 73, is the only customer at […]
The people of Steuben, Wisconsin feel disenchanted with the media – angry enough that it drove many of them to flip from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. They do like some media though: Their local journalist, whom they greeted with a beer when he walked into Lou’s R&R, one of two bars in the entire […]
If a visitor were to come to Steuben, Wisconsin and keep going straight past the few homes and rusted playground with no children, the destination would be Jo’s Kountry Bar. It was cold on day one of hunting season. People in big trucks parked in front of the large bar. Hunters bustled in, wearing matching […]
“It’s football Saturday, the election is over!” shouts a petite woman as she hostilely stands from her bar stool, leaving the indoor smoke room. She was listening in on the conversation but what ignited her irritation to leave remains mysterious. The room, along with the rest of the building, is paneled with wood and seems […]
No one driving through the dreary, dark hillside north of Gays Mills, Wisconsin, wishes for any technical problems on the road. But when the brakes fail entirely around 9 p.m. on a cool, Saturday night, anyone would love for someone who lives in the shadows of Crawford County to materialize next to their car. Carlos […]
Along the Mississippi River Valley you’ll find the unincorporated town of Victory, WI. Our team stopped there to reflect on what they learned about Trump’s victory.
Milwaukee radio host Sherwin Hughes spends three hours per day discussing politics and current events. We go into the studio with him to get his expert opinion on what happened in 2016. Gabrielle Barriere reports.
People have been talking politics over breakfast for years at Mr. Perkin’s Restaurant but opinions have been especially strong since this election. Jordan Garcia talks with diners one winter morning.
One African-American Milwaukee resident who didn’t vote was William Howell. He has lost all trust in the political process dating back to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “When I saw something like that could happen in America [in New Orleans] the way they left those people and the president [George W. Bush] didn’t do anything at […]
In Milwaukee’s urban neighborhoods, the barber shop is a gathering place and a hub of conversation. So why did the black vote not turn out in the same numbers as 2012? Katarina Vergrara gathered opinions from Gee’s Clippers.
Rosella Joseph, a film major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, didn’t vote in the presidential election because she felt like it didn’t matter. This would have been her first time voting. But she had trust issues with both candidates and decided to skip the election. “If either one of them won, I don’t think that […]
The executive director of Wisconsin’s Black Historical Society tells Matthew Mussa his opinions on what Clinton could have done better.
Boarding the Trump Train Milwaukee students who supported Trump had a significant impact on the outcome of the presidential election in Wisconsin. As the surprising results sank in, Dino Dominici went looking for UWM students who had climbed aboard the Trump train. The Right Not to Vote Chardanay Hunt found a variety of motivations among […]