Racine & Me September 24, 2017: Racine Mayoral Primary Race, Baby Expo Breastfeeding, and the Pink Paddling Power
Jacob Kittilstad scolded voters in Racine for not having a higher turn-out in the recent election. Two candidates have advanced from the special mayoral primary: Rep. Cory Mason and Ald. Sandy Weidner. Jacob also hinted at preliminary plans for a televised forum involving both candidates.
Next, the group Racine Kenosha Community Action came to the studio to talk about their 5th Annual Baby Expo. The purpose of the event is to connect future, expecting, and new mothers with resources to help improve the region's infant mortality rate. Popular aspects of the event include a discussion on breastfeeding and the Daddy Diaper Derby. Click here for more information
Finally, it will soon be too cold to go out on the water - but the Pink Paddling Power is holding a special fundraiser to close out the season. Every year the team collects money at a wine tasting to fund the following years Dragon Boat Race entries. What makes their team special is that every member of their 22-person team is a breast cancer survivor. Click here for more information
Guests: Samantha Perry- Racine Kenosha Community Action, Armintta Franklin - Baby Expo Planning Committee, Preneice Love - Racine Kenosha Community Action, Marty Hunt - Pink Paddling Power Team Member, JJ Austin - Pink Paddling Power Team Member