Lack Of Guidance For Educators Nationwide, What Wisconsin’s Emergency Declaration Means, Top Washington News

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President Donald Trump speaks in an address about coronavirus
President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus Wednesday, March, 11, 2020, in Washington. Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool

A national education reporter talks about how the landscape of school has changed due to COVID-19. Then we learn what’s wrapped into an emergency declaration from Governor Evers. And we cover some top Washington stories including a push from the administration to send Americans relief checks.

Featured in this Show

  • Where Is Federal Guidance For Schools On COVID-19?

    We talk with a national education reporter about how schools and parents are responding to being closed due to COVID-19, amid a lack of guidance from the Trump administration.

  • The Scope And Impact Of A State Emergency Declaration

    On March 12, 2020, Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency for the entire state of Wisconsin. We learn what state law says about emergency declarations and hear what actions can be taken during a state of emergency.

  • This Week In Washington – March 18, 2020

    Congress and the White House are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk with a congressional reporter about how members of Wisconsin’s delegation are voting, and what potential legislation is in the pipeline.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Erin Richards Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Daniel Newhauser Guest
  • Craig Gilbert Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer