Cabin Owners Urged To Put Off Seasonal Visits, Musicians And Coronavirus Relief, Federalism During Pandemic

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A WPR reporter tells us about vacationers being asked to not go to their cabins in more rural parts of Wisconsin due to the coronavirus. Then we talk to a communication arts professor about various financial and creative impacts the pandemic is having on musicians. And we discuss how America’s version of federalism is holding up during this turbulence.

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  • Musicians Impacted By Coronavirus Seeing Relief From Several Sources

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  • The Balance Of Power Between States And The Federal Government During A Pandemic

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Jeremy Morris Guest
  • Polly Price Guest

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