Making A Living As An Artist In Digital Times, Tracking Police Reforms, Republican Opposition To Evers’ Mask Mandate

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A woman holds up a sign with a message against mandated mask wearing on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in downtown Madison. The group of protesters later marched to the Wisconsin State Capitol. Angela Major/WPR

An author discusses making art — for profit — and the challenges that come with the opportunities of working under the shadow of Big Tech. Then we talk with a journalist rounding up some police policy reforms that have already taken shape around the U.S. And a Republican state senator joins us to talk about confronting the mandatory mask order Governor Tony Evers issued last week.

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  • How The Internet Has Made Life As An Artist Even More Challenging

    Artists know that while it has never been easier to get your art out there, putting out something people will pay for can be another story. We talk with the author of a new book all about the experience of trying to make a living as an artist in the age of big tech and billionaires.

  • A Look At Police Reform Happening Around The Country

    In the months following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, protestors around the country have called for changes in police practice and culture. We look at what changes have been proposed and actually put into place.

  • Republican Senator Calls For Rescinding Mask Mandate

    Last week, Governor Tony Evers declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, and along with it ordered a statewide mask mandate. We speak with a Republican state senator who is calling for the mask order to be rescinded.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • William Deresiewicz Guest
  • Karina Zaiets Guest
  • Duey Stroebel Guest

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