A Look At Wisconsin’s GOP Convention, Lessons From Zika, Pet Peeves And Word Misuse

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Health officials are getting proactive about fighting Zika by letting people know how to avoid it this summer, but our guest says we should learn from this current crisis. He explains how the country can be ready for the next health emergency. We also talk about how word misuse is “literally” the worst, and we talk to a political reporter who covered the Wisconsin GOP Convention Friday and Saturday in Green Bay.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • JR Ross Guest
  • Dr. Celine Gounder Guest
  • Ben Bromley Guest