Today we bring you a jam-packed variety show! We kick off the hour with a discussion of the Mueller report and what it means for the Trump presidency with guest Eric Umansky from ProPublica. Next, prison activist Ben Turk offers updates on the Wisconsin prisoners’ hunger strike against solitary confinement. And in the final segment, we hear from Todd McGrain about his documentary film Elephant Path, which will screen at the Wisconsin Film Festival next week.
Eric Umansky is a deputy managing editor of ProPublica, where he has overseen two Pulitzer Prize–winning projects. He is editor of the podcast Trump, Inc., a joint reporting project from WNYC Studios and ProPublica.
Ben Turk is an activist who works on prisoner advocacy with Forum for Understanding Prisons (FFUP) and the CLOSEmsdf (Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility) Coalition.
Todd McGrain worked as a sculptor for over 25 years before turning his attention to documentary filmmaking. He is the director of The Lost Bird Project and Elephant Path / Njaia Njoku, which will be screening at the Wisconsin Film Festival and honored with the 2019 Golden Badger Award.
Elephant Path / Njaia Njoku screenings at Wisconsin Film Festival:
Friday, April 5 at 11:00 AM @ AMC Madison – Cinema 1
Saturday, April 6 at 3:30 PM @ AMC Madison – Cinema 1
More information available at 2019.wifilmfest.org.