COVID-19 public health emergency set to end, Rebuilding local news

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An employee examines COVID-19 tests.
An employee examines COVID-19 tests. The pandemic has helped accelerate the growth of Wisconsin’s biohealth industry. Jeremias Gonzalez/AP Photo

The Biden administration says it will allow the COVID-19 public health emergency to expire in May. We talk with a Wisconsin doctor about what it means for responding to the virus. We also hear from a new group working to build up new forms of local news coverage.

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Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Dr. Jonathan Temte Guest
  • Anna Brugmann Guest

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