Oct 09, 2020
Mike Gousha and Lynn Sprangers
America's Socialist Experiment -- Milwaukee's Socialist History

Mike Gousha is a distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School and Lynn Sprangers is an award-winning journalist who served in executive capacities in sports, higher education and the performing arts.  They are producers of a new documentary film for PBS, America’s Socialist Experiment, which looks at the nearly half century when socialists led Milwaukee, including three mayors and the first socialist congressman.  The film looks at these “sewer socialists” who fought for clean drinking water and public health programs, vowing to clean up the city. The film has been airing locally and nationally on PBS stations and Mike and Lynn will offer insights into what they learned while filming this unique 20th Century political drama that played out in Milwaukee. Here are clips from the film:  https://vimeo.com/showcase/7041991/video/410697632