Evers’ Mask Mandate Fought By GOP Lawmakers, Musical Instrument Sales During Coronavirus

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In this April 7, 2020 file photo, voters masked against coronavirus line up for Wisconsin’s primary election in Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s statewide mask mandate would be overturned by the Republican-controlled state Legislature under a resolution that could be voted on as soon as Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Morry Gash/AP Photo

Members of WPR’s capitol bureau team bring us the latest on an effort in the Wisconsin state legislature to invalidate the mask mandate imposed by Governor Tony Evers. Then we talk with a Milwaukee music teacher about the rise in popularity in musical instruments for home use during the pandemic.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Erica Breitbarth Guest