Ballot drop boxes, COVID-19 testing scams, Ice Castles

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A voting booth says "VOTE" with a U.S. flag
A polling location is open for voters in the spring election Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Tenney Park in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We learn the latest on where ballot drop boxes stand in Wisconsin with the help of a political science professor. Then, the Better Business Bureau helps us detect COVID-19 testing scams. Later, we learn more about ice castles in Eagle River with the help of a WPR reporter.

Featured in this Show

  • Ballot drop boxes back in play for Wisconsin's February primary

    Voters in the February 15 primary in Wisconsin will still have access to ballot drop boxes, thanks to a recent appeals court decision. We talk about who can use them and where, and whether we could see them used in future elections this year.

  • Watch out for phony COVID-19 testing operations

    With a surge in COVID-19 cases around the country, demand for tests is skyrocketing. That’s opening the door to con artists using fake websites and suspicious in-person testing sites to collect people’s private data. We look at how the scams work and how individuals can protect themselves.

  • A WPR reporter takes us to an ice castle in Eagle River

    With temperatures in the single digits and lower in many parts of Wisconsin, the beloved winter ice castle tradition is back. We talk to a WPR reporter who recently visited one in Eagle River.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Philip Chen Guest
  • Jim Temmer Guest
  • Rob Mentzer Guest