Madison protests

Series produced by Lauren Peterson

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Audio from the labor protests in Madison, WI

A collection of interviews, speeches, chanting, singing, and car horns from the city of Madison over the last month of protests


22 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Actor and Wisconsin native Tony Shalhoub addresses a crowd in Madison, WI on March 12, 2011. Shalhoub discusses the "Fab 14" Democratic senators, G...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 11:43
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Sen. Jon Erpenbach addresses a crowd on the capitol square upon his return to Madison, WI on March 12, 2011

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 03:18
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Sen. Julie Lassa addresses a crowd on the capitol square upon her return to Madison, WI on March 12, 2011.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 01:51
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Sen. Spencer Coggs addresses a crowd on the capitol square upon his return to Madison March 12, 2011

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:04
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Sen. Lena Taylor addresses a crowd on the capitol square upon her return to Madison on March 12, 2011

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 01:35
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Sen. Chris Larson addresses a crowd on the capitol square in Madison, WI

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 02:52
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Sen. Mark Miller addresses a crowd on the capitol square upon his return to Madison, WI

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 03:40
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Susan Sarandon speaks to a crowd of 100,000 in Madison, WI

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 05:56
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This Wednesday, the state of Wisconsin passed a controversial bill limiting the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Here, labor activ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2011
  • Length: 12:13
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Jessica Carrier reacts to Gov. Walker's restrictions on collective bargaining. Jessica is a former union organizer who has worked with SEIU, the Am...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2011
  • Length: :49
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More cars honking "This is what democracy looks like" as they drive around the capitol square in downtown Madison hours after the senate vote on th...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2011
  • Length: 01:30
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Actuality of cars in downtown Madison honking "Show me what democracy looks like/this is what democracy looks like." Cars have been driving laps ar...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2011
  • Length: :48
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At 1:00 p.m. on the 13th day of protests in Madison, Wisconsin, hundreds of singers and instrumentalists suddenly burst into song. The "Les Miserab...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:55
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At 1:00 p.m. on the 13th day of protests in Madison, Wisconsin, hundreds of singers and instrumentalists suddenly burst into song. The "Les Miserab...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2011
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The test of a true Madison kid is that they can use the word "rotunda" in a sentence without batting an eye., Credit: Photo: Jessica Carrier
Edited interviews with Maddy, age 11, and Lucy, age 9, upon their return to school in Madison this week after six days of protesting

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2011
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Governor Walker held a press conference at the state capitol in Madison, WI this afternoon - he answered a handful of questions before Rep. Brett H...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2011
  • Length: 26:57
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An interview with Lucy, 9 years old, on her first day back at school since the Madison public schools closed for protesting last week

  • Added: Feb 22, 2011
  • Length: 01:10
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As a group of firefighters and police officers march through the capitol building in Madison, WI, on Feb. 22, 2011, one firefighter recognizes a fa...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2011
  • Length: :28
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chanting: kill the bill

  • Added: Feb 22, 2011
  • Length: :14
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incl. bells, higher register

  • Added: Feb 22, 2011
  • Length: :49