On the Ground in Madison: Interview with Wisconsin Assembly Minority Leader Barca

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Today in Madison, Wisconsin, the struggle for organized labor’s future continues. The UpTake correspondents Sam Mayfield and Jacob Wheeler interview leader of the Democratic Caucus in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Peter Barca, and Free Press co-founder and host of Media Matters, Robert McChesney.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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