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00:00:41 - Sarah discusses why she's in Madison at the time of the protests.

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Segment Synopsis: Sarah was a graduate student in the History department and was finishing her Master's. She wanted to move onto a PhD program. Eventually, she would like to become an academic professor.

Keywords: History; education; graduate school

Subjects: education; professional degree

00:02:35 - Did you have a graduate assistantship?

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Segment Synopsis: She had a Project Assistant position on the Condor project. This became a part of the Center for High Throughput Computing. Her position was mainly administrative.

Keywords: Center for High Throughput Computing; Miron Livny; computer sciences department

00:04:21 - Sarah discusses being involved in the TAA during the protests.

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Segment Synopsis: She wasn't a part of it until the Collective Bargaining Bill. The introduction of the Bill encouraged her to protest.

Keywords: Capitol; TAA; Teaching Assistance Association

Subjects: Legislature; Occupation; Union

00:12:19 - Discussion about political identity and political debates at the time.

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Segment Synopsis: Sarah doesn't associate with being Democrat or Republican. She thinks there is a problem with a two party political system and how the unfairness of politics hurts the people the government is supposed to take care of.

Keywords: Congress; democracy; politics; protest

Subjects: politics

00:17:36 - Sarah discuss what it was like to be in the capitol during the protests.

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Segment Synopsis: She walked through the campus and has great respect for what the capitol represents and for all who have fought for democracy. The ability to protest, regardless of what people believed, was the best expression of the First Amendment. The protests were peaceful, which she attributes to the population being from the Midwest.

Keywords: California; First Amendment; Occupy movement; Politics; capitol; democracy

Subjects: Legislature; Politics; democracy; history; protest

00:25:24 - Discussion of how she learned about the protests and then news reports and media representation of the protests.

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Segment Synopsis: After seeing information on the Bill in the news she wondered what she could do to help. She started volunteering and was regularly at the capitol during the protests. She did most of her homework at the Capitol and helped out where she could. She did not approve of the depictions of the protests from a majority of the news media.

Keywords: ABC; CBS; CNN; FOX; Media; NBC; Scott Walker; news

Subjects: Media

00:31:58 - Sarah discusses her family's reaction to the protests.

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Segment Synopsis: Her family was torn between supporting her and thinking she was brainwashed. She got into arguments with family members about the protests and what they actually meant.

Keywords: Union; family; police; strike

00:35:06 - Department's response to the protests that she saw.

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Segment Synopsis: The social sciences supported the protests. Sociology, History, English, and some of the language departments were involved.

Keywords: English department; History department; Sociology department; University of Wisconsin-Madison; academia

00:39:03 - Sarah discusses what her plans are for the future.

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Segment Synopsis: She's going to get her PhD. She is not ready to become involved in politics yet. She's waiting for the right time.

Keywords: Politics

00:40:40 - Sarah discusses the protests and the impact on her life.

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Segment Synopsis: Her experiences are not just a part of going to school. It was a defining moment in her life and helped clarify political beliefs.

Keywords: Companies; Corporations; constituents; public employees

Subjects: Politics