Podcast: Parsing the arts in the Wisconsin governor’s race

We dig in on a survey of the Democratic candidates’ positions on arts funding and policy.

We dig in on a survey of the Democratic candidates’ positions on arts funding and policy. (Photo by Mike Goad on Flickr / Creative Commons)

Earlier this week, Tone Madison published a survey asking the candidates in Wisconsin’s Democratic gubernatorial primary about how, if elected, they would go about supporting the arts in our state. Seven of them got back to us.

Since we posted the survey responses straight-up, without any commentary or analysis, we also wanted to step back and have a broader conversation about what the candidates said and how the arts are faring in Walker’s Wisconsin. On this week’s podcast, Arts Wisconsin Executive Director Anne Katz and Isthmus reporter Dylan Brogan help us dig into all that.


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