Ballot drop box arguments, Searching for empathy

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Poll workers sort out early and absentee ballots at the Kenosha Municipal building on Election Day, late Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Wong Maye-E/AP Photo

It can be easy to look around and think society is losing a sense of empathy. We talk with a journalist about why that is and where we can find some hope. Plus, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case challenging the use of ballot drop boxes and so-called ballot harvesting. An election law expert talks with us about what’s being decided.

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    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is hearing arguments over the use ballot drop boxes for elections in the state. We check in on the different sides of the debate and what’s at stake.

  • We're less empathetic, but we can turn things around

    We discuss a health writer’s assertion we’re in the midst of an ’empathy crisis,’ and what could be some ways for society to fix things.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Robert Yablon Guest
  • Mark Johnson Guest