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"Be Heard": 4th Street Forum | One Year With President Obama in WI

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Listen: Regardless of which side of the aisle you stand on, or even if you stand on the sidelines, our nation's politics were pretty turbulent this past year. Last week, President Barack Obama had the task of summing up where we've been, and how we'll move forward in his State of the Union address. What were the strengths and weaknesses of the speech? How do you relate this to our current political climate? What can he do moving forward?

Hear remarks from the distinguished group of panelists, including Anne Gurnack (Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Parkside), Gary Shellman (President of the Greater Milwaukee United Nations Association), Eugene Kane (Metro Columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), and Rick Esenberg (Visiting Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School and political blogger:


Also, for the first time, listen to some out takes from the audience:


Catch this episode of 4th Street Forum on Friday at 10PM and Sunday morning at 9am on Milwaukee Public Television (Channel 10.1).

The 4th Street Forum is back next week with "Crisis Time At Milwaukee County." The parks languish, pensions become millstones, bureaucrats bumble, politics trump solutions. Is Milwaukee County dysfunctional? Should it, can it, be fixed?

More information on the 4th Street Forum is available at their website. You can also check out the embarrassment of riches that is their video archives .

Interviews by: Ben Wick

Produced by: Adam Carr