How Milwaukee Will Use COVID-19 Relief Money, Why We Keep Secrets

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A boat travels on the Milwaukee River on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Angela Major/WPR

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett joins the show to talk about how he plans to use federal COVID-19 relief funds granted to the city. Then, we talk to a business leadership and ethics professor about why we keep secrets.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tom Barrett Guest
  • Michael Slepian Guest