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Milwaukee Audience Shares Hopes, Fears as Trump Inauguration Approaches

WUWM Susan Bence
Panelists relayed a range of perspectives about the incoming Trump administration, mainly a lack of certainty

What do you want President-elect Donald Trump to know about you and your community?

WUWM, WPR and NPR asked that question during its A Nation Engaged community conversation Wednesday, January 11 at The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee in Milwaukee.

NPR Political Correspondent Don Gonyea moderated a panel and took comments and questions from the audience, with the help of WUWM's Mitch Teich, executive producer of Lake Effect, and WPR's Kyla Calvert Mason.

The panel included:

  • Julaine Appling, Wisconsin Family Action
  • Ricardo Diaz, United Community Center
  • Robin Moore, Republican Women of Waukesha
  • Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera
  • Fred Royal, NAACP Milwaukee
  • Tim Sheehy, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

"A Nation Engaged" panel members discuss what they want the incoming administration to know about their communities.

The hopes people expressed include respect, civility and a sense of certainty about what the next president truly believes.

"A Nation Engaged" audience discussion highlights and panel member's closing remarks.

Credit T.Krueger / WPR
Listen to the full "A Nation Engaged" conversation - Part 1.
Listen to the full "A Nation Engaged" conversation - Part 2.

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