Covering The Presidency In 2021, Brewers Open Home Season, Tests For Open Source College Materials

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President Trump at a coronavirus briefing
President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP Photo

Former President Donald Trump deviated from how presidents typically interact with news media. We talk with a journalism and mass communication professor about how things may change further in how presidents are covered, during the Biden administration. Then WPR’s sports reporter looks at upcoming Opening Day at American Family Field. And we learn about creative trials at two UW system schools to help save students money.

Featured in this Show

  • How Should The Press Cover The Presidency?

    President Joe Biden held his first press conference with White House reporters last week, fielding questions on immigration, guns, and whether he plans to run for reelection. We talk about the role of the press in covering the presidency, and what could change in the future.

  • What To Expect At Milwaukee Brewers Home Opener

    The Milwaukee Brewers open the 2021 season this week at home against the Minnesota Twins. We discuss what the fan experience at American Family Field is expected to look like, and what to watch for from the team itself.

  • UW-Eau Claire Pilot Program Using Open-Source Class Materials

    A new program at UW-Eau Claire aims to help students save money on textbooks by using open-source class materials. We talk with the library director behind the effort and hear how a similar program is working at UW-Milwaukee.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Mike Wagner Guest
  • Megan Hart Guest
  • Jill Markgraf Guest
  • Diane Reddy Guest