Global Ransomware Attack And How You Can Protect Yourself, Early Years Of AIDS Epidemic, Impact Of Voter-ID In Wisconsin

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The 2016 November election was the first presidential contest in which Wisconsin residents were required to show photo ID at the polls. We talk with the journalist behind a new report that claims the state’s voter-ID law suppressed up to 200,000 votes. The author of a memoir about the early years of the AIDS epidemic is also with us to discuss the toll the disease took on the gay community. Plus, we talk to a computer expert about the global ransomware attack over the weekend and how users can protect themselves.

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  • Global Ransomware Attack And How You Can Protect Yourself

    Over the weekend a global ransomware attack hit computers in 150 countries. Ransomware is a type of virus that locks a user’s computer until the user pays to release it. A computer expert joins us to talk about the attack and how users can protect themselves.

  • The Early Years Of The AIDS Epidemic

    A new memoir provides a look at gay male culture before, during, and after the AIDS epidemic devastated communities.

  • Study Alleges That 200,000 Votes Were Suppressed In Wisconsin During The 2016 General Election

    President Trump won Wisconsin by a margin of nearly 23,000 votes in the 2016 general election. And a new study from a left-leaning super PAC alleges that Wisconsin’s new voter photo ID law might have suppressed hundreds of thousands of votes. We’ll speak with Ari Berman of The Nation to learn more.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Dave Schroeder Guest
  • Michael Ward Guest
  • Ari Berman Guest

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