Get 2 the Point

Get 2 the Point

Casual chats with Northeast Wisconsin's newsmakers

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December 31, 2020 19 min

We wrap up our series into Wisconsin history, with a look at how prohibition played into it.  The 18-th Amendment wasn't popular with Northeast Wisconsin, and there were a lot of people found ways around it.  There's also a possibility that the ignoring of alcohol laws may've helped a certain football team survive those early years.  

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Green Bay Packers historian Cliff Christl joins us for episode 4 in our dive into Wisconsin History.  He's in the middle of major research in the history of the team, and tells us some of the stories we've heard might not be entirely correct.  Plus, he shares some new stories about the Packers, that make you wonder, 'what if?'

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Our short series dives into a famous, historical 'place' in Brown County, The Union Hotel in De Pere.  The hotel, rooming house, and restaurant dates back to the mid-1800's.  Owner McKim Boyd's family took over about 100 years ago, after receiving the property in a trade.  Boyd tells the stories and history of the Union Hotel, and explains why it's important those stories are shared.  

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We continue our dive into Wisconsin history.  Our guest is Christine Dunbar with the Brown County Historical Society.  SHe talks about the people who helped shape Northeast Wisconsin, including John Lawe, and Morgan L. Martin.  Check out the Brown County Historical Society Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/BrownCountyHistoricalSociety

 

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Dive into Wisconsin history with this short series on famous people, places, and events.  In this episode, we speak with Mary Jane Herber of the Brown County Public Library about how Northeast Wisconsin attracted settlers, plus who and what made this area grow.  

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September 3, 2020 22 min

Aaron Bailey made the news earlier this summer, when he became the first Black councilperson in city of Manitowoc history.  He has a passion for social justice, and wants to provide young people with activities and guidance in his community.  Bailey admits it’s been an interesting transition to political leadership, and an adjustment to life in the public eye.  In this episode, Aaron Bailey tells us why he almost didn’t apply for t...

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August 27, 2020 23 min

Our conversation continues with the Power 2 Change series, speaking with Tracey Robertson of Oshkosh. 

After moving here with her daughter in 2011, they experience racism in a different way.  It led Tracey to create community conversations about race, and shortly after, a grassroots non-profit called FIT Oshkosh, that worked in education and social justice.  While the group dissolved earlier this year, Tracey Robertson continues f...

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August 20, 2020 29 min

We continue our Power 2 Change series with Robin Tinnon.  Tinnon is the Executive Director of We All Rise-African American Resource Center, a local non-profit dedicated to connecting families with resources, education and support.

Tinnon has been a part of the Green Bay community since elementary school.  Shew was born to a teenage mother in Chicago, who wanted a better life for her children.  Tinnon explains why it’s important to...

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August 13, 2020 26 min

We are continuing our Power 2 Change series with our conversation with Dr. Eddie Moore, Junior.  Moore is the founder of The Privilege Institute in Green Bay, which teaches people to recognize their own privilege and teaches them about diversity, power, and racism. 

Moore has his own unique story, with struggles that he believes made him stronger for race work.  He’s very honest about the path that almost led him astray, and the m...

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August 6, 2020 26 min

WBAY-TV2 wants to advance the conversation about race in Northeast Wisconsin. Community members are sharing their stories about racism; how it looks and how it feels.  This is the Power 2 Change.  

As CEO of the Brown County United Way, Robyn Davis appeared on this podcast last year when we talked about her work in the non-profit sector. 

In this episode, Robyn Davis is talking about data; to advance the work of diversity, equity...

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July 30, 2020 24 min

We are continuing this Power 2 Change conversation with Alexandra Ritchie.  She works in the admissions office at UW-Green Bay.  She recently wrote a letter to colleagues about the ways higher education can impact students and achieve equity.

Ritchie also discusses personal choices she's making, because of her experience with racism. 

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As a news organization we cover stories on racism and social justice—as a community leader WBAY-TV wants to provide information, education and a forum for people to talk about the issues. We are continuing our Power 2 changes series with this conversation with Pastor Charles Butler, along with his wife, Pastor Stacy Butler, who joins us for this interview.  They talk about the roles that faith leaders can have in healing racial iss...

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July 16, 2020 25 min

Renita Robinson is a self-described ‘change agent’ who is serving as CEO of the Greater Green Bay YWCA.  For the last three decades, Robinson has worked as a teacher, in social work, written grants, and served as a leader for non-profit providers.  At the same time, she was raising two sons and found herself with deep concerns for their safety and for their futures.  Hear how Renita Robinson is leading the conversation about race i...

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July 9, 2020 30 min

Harry Sydney is the founder of My Brother's Keeper, a non-profit male mentoring program, which began in 2003. He teaches men about living with integrity and respect.  Sydney is also a former NFL player and coach, who played his final season with the Green Bay Packers in 1992 before returning as a running backs coach. Sydney speaks candidly for Power 2 Change about his first memories of racism, and how he believes the conversati...

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Kate Hogan is a community member who believes in giving back.  She was born and raised in the Green Bay area and graduated from St. Norbert College.  Her parents raised their six children with service as just part of everyday life, a commitment that Kate continues today. 

In this episode, we talk about Hogan’s tenure with the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay including serving as president for the last two years.  She shares some ...

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“Unprecedented.”  You’ve heard that word multiple times over the last several weeks; when it comes to the coronavirus, unemployment, the economy and the shutdown of business and schools.  We are in uncharted territory, and "unprecedented" seems to be the best way to describe it.  On this episode, we are looking into the potential economic fallout of COVID-19 and what opportunities are also coming from it.   Our guest is Mar...

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Sports Director Chris Roth takes over the podcast this week, with special guest Rob Demovsky from ESPN.com and a WBAY Cover 2 contributor. 

Hear their takes on the Packers draft picks, the schedule, and opinions on what the NFL season could look like, because of COVID-19.

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Renee and Jason Natzke and their daughter Ella, lost their son and brother Jack to an unknown illness in 2015.  He was five years old.  Jack became ill very suddenly and died after several days in intensive care.  In the years since, Renee has talked publicly about faith, healing and the circle of grief.  This is our powerful and raw discussion about Renee Natzke’s journey since Jack’s death and becoming ‘Jackstrong.’

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April 17, 2020 25 min

When the 'Safer at Home' order took effect in Wisconsin in March, it was a change for all of us.  Organizations and groups supporting others in our community had to pivot the way they provide services.  That was especially true for Golden House located in Green Bay—which provides help and services for people affected by domestic abuse.  In this episode we talk with executive director Tonya Dedering about ways they are reach...

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There are many issues going on surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  People are worried about their health, about their families and about their jobs.     Many of us are trying to work from home, while at the same time, helping their children with eLearning for school.  In this episode of our Get 2 the Point podcast, we are talking about ways to navigate through all of this with Lisa Tutskey, a licensed marriage and family therapist ...

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