Shop Talk Presenters

This series features some of the people who traveled the state sharing their stories as part of Wisconsin Humanities ShopTalk program. These are stories that highlight the experiences that shape our choices and opportunities, and the way work in turn shapes us. From a sports newscaster, a folklorist, a lawyer and a police officer you will find stories that reflect ‘our working lives’ and offer insight into what we each contribute through our passions and pursuits.

From ‘Girl Reporter’ to Wisconsin’s First Female Sports Anchor

I was born in Madison in 1970. My mom is Jewish and from Long Island. My dad is Catholic, Mexican, and from Chicago. They met in the VISTA program (Volunteers in Service to America) and settled in Madison. Photos by Gary Porter “In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Madison felt magical to me. At age ten […]

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Jessie Garcia | Milwaukee, WI