Fear of missing out, Absentee voting updates

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Workers count absentee ballots at the Wisconsin Center for the midterm election
Workers count absentee ballots at the Wisconsin Center for the midterm election Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Milwaukee. Morry Gash/AP Photo

Nobody likes to feel like they’re missing out on an event or trend everyone else seems to be enjoying. We learn how to manage the fear of missing out, or “FOMO.” We also hear from the state elections commission about upcoming changes to Wisconsin’s absentee ballots.

Featured in this Show

  • Why we fear missing out (and what we can do about it)

    The fear of missing out “FOMO” has grown in prominence with the rise of social media. A psychologist joins us to explain what causes the fear and how we can better manage the feeling.

  • Absentee voting news in Wisconsin

    We talk to a representative from the Wisconsin Elections Commission about why they’ve designed a new absentee ballot envelope. Then a WPR reporter walks us through a new Republican effort to derail a Democratic challenge to a previous Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling barring the use of drop boxes for absentee ballots.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Chris Barry Guest
  • Riley Vetterkind Guest
  • Anya van Wagtendonk Guest

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