Gov. Evers COVID-10 Update, How To Make A Vaccine Happen Faster, Lessons For 2020 From 1968

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We talk with Governor Tony Evers about the present status of COVID-19 in the state, as well as state and local government reaction to the recent protests. We also talk with a historian about President Johnson’s public speeches in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and we hear about a step-by-step plan that could get us a coronavirus vaccine in 12 to 18 months.

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Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Governor Tony Evers Guest
  • Kyle Longley Guest
  • Jim Steineke Guest
  • Marcos García-Ojeda Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rob Ferrett Interviewer

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