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Storming Caesar's Palace Panel Discussion

About the Show

Trailer | Storming Caesars Palace

How Vegas activist Ruby Duncan's grassroots movement of moms fought for guaranteed income.

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Scottie Lee Meyers

Scottie Lee Meyers is a millennial with a newspaper subscription and a native Milwaukeean who believes Bob Uecker calls a better game when the score is lopsided. Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning multimedia producer and journalist for Milwaukee PBS. Before that, he was at Wisconsin Public Radio, where he produced “The Kathleen Dunn Show” and filed stories for the statewide network. Over the years, Meyers served as a Wisconsin Policy Forum fellow at Marquette University and reported for several newspaper outlets, including Gannett, The North Coast Journal and Two Rivers Tribune. He’s also a proud AmeriCorps alum. He lives in the Riverwest neighborhood with his golden retriever Patsy. 

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Hazel Gurland-Pooler

Hazel Gurland-Pooler is a Colombian-born, NYC-based director/producer and documentary filmmaker. She directed 10 episodes of PBS's Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and co-produced the 6-hour The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, also with Gates Jr., which won Emmy, Peabody, duPont-Columbia, and NAACP Image awards. Storming Caesars Palace, her first feature-length documentary, will broadcast on PBS Independent Lens on March 20, 2023.


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Sondra Phillips-Gilbert
Daughter of Ruby Duncan

Sondra Phillips-Gilbert is a current Social Services Representative at the Department of Human Services/Economic Security Administration in Washington DC and a former elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner who represented the Rosedale Community in Ward 6 for 10 years. She is the daughter of Ruby Duncan, the subject of Storming Caesars Palace, and continues the work of fighting for equity and improving the quality of life for our neighbors and community members. 


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