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 Hidden Histories 
 Hell hath no fury like a Wisconsinite scorned
 Weekly Program
 Jack R. Johnson
 Hidden Histories  
Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but crossing someone from Wisconsin can come pretty close. As recent events unfold in Madison and Wisconsin union members fight for their survival against a draconian budget bill designed to destroy their right to bargain collectively, it might be wise to remember that the progressive era was born in Wisconsin.

As the story goes, back in 1891, Republican leader Philetus Sawyer offered then 35-year-old attorney Robert M. La Follette a bribe to fix a court case. La Follette was infuriated by the blatant corruption:

"Nothing else ever came into my life that exerted such a powerful influence upon me."

Broadcasting @ 10 am on WRIR 97.3 FM, Richmond, VA

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