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Leon Neyfakh: Slow Burn: A Conversation About Impeachment, the Presidency, and Podcasting
Apr 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The C21 Sound Inquiry Collaboratory is excited to host Leon Neyfakh (writer for Slate magazine) for a discussion of his recent Watergate podcast, Slow Burn. Neyfakh’s wildly popular podcast addressed questions about what it was like to live through the Watergate investigation, and what that might tell us about today’s political intrigues?
On April 27, Milwaukee residents will get to hear Neyfakh discuss answers to these questions as he sits down with WUWM 89.7 FM Milwaukee NPR’s Mitch Teich for a live conversation on presidential politics both past and present. The two will talk about the congressional aides whose research uncovered Watergate’s scope, the many ways politicians attempted to cover up wrong doing, and how this history may help make sense of our current political climate. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask a political historian about the past’s enduring relevance.
“Slow Burn: A Conversation About Impeachment, the Presidency, and Podcasting” will be held on the first floor of Merrill Hall (2512 E Hartford Ave) on Friday, April 27. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the conversation will begin at 7:00pm. Parking is available on Downer Avenue and the adjacent neighborhood, as well as in UWM’s Pavilion Parking Garage (3409 N Downer Ave). The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at the EventBrite link below. The event is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for 21st Century Studies and WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR, with additional support from the Department of History, Golda Meir Library’s Digital Humanities Lab, and Journalism and Media Studies.