Airlines Update, Disinformation Memes And Wisconsin’s Swing Status, Debating Arctic Drilling

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In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D. Eric Gay/AP Photo

We talk with an industry analyst about how airlines are fairing domestically, and how they’re planning to manage the future while a pandemic continues to wreak havoc. Then a reporter explains ways bad online actors are seeking to influence Wisconsin in particular during this presidential campaign. And we hear opposing sides on the Trump administration’s announcement of plans to open up an Arctic wildlife refuge for oil and natural gas drilling.

Featured in this Show

  • Airlines And The Ongoing Pandemic

    We check in with an airline analyst about how the industry is managing business and safety amid the ongoing pandemic.

  • Memes, Bots, Sock Puppets Spread Disinformation In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin’s reputation as a swing state makes it vulnerable to attacks that try to undermine voters’ trust. Our guest explains how memes, fake accounts, and people impersonating Americans online contribute to the problem.

  • Two Takes On Trump's Plan To Open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge For Drilling

    The Trump administration said this week it would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, setting the stage for the process to begin in eight years. We hear from a supporter and a critic of the move.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Seth Kaplan Guest
  • Max Witynski Guest
  • Frank Macchiarola Guest
  • Adam Kolton Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer

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