Marriage And Women’s Identities, Traveling To Northern Wisconsin During The Pandemic, Top Washington News

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

We talk to the creator of a new newspaper project to reflect on the history of public recognition of women by their husband’s names. Then what will seasonal summer travel to scenic northern parts of Wisconsin look like while coronavirus concerns still exist? And we discuss headlines out of the nation’s capital with a reporter.

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  • The Mrs. Files Examines History Of Titles And Marriage

    For decades, it was common practice for women to be referred to as, Mrs. their husband’s name. The New York Times new project The Mrs. Files is examining how marriage, and the titles that came with it, have shaped society and women’s identities. We speak with The Mrs. Files creator about what they’ve found.

  • Coronavirus And Summer Travel To Northern Wisconsin

    The weather is getting warmer, and many Wisconsinites may be starting to think about their summer travel plans to Northern Wisconsin. We talk about a new essay from WisContext looking at some of the risks for those communities, many of which have fewer hospital resources to cope with the pandemic.

  • This Week In Washington – May 27, 2020

    We review top stories out of the nation’s capital this week with a political reporter, including some of President Trump’s tweets receiving a fact check marker from Twitter, and his threats to take government action against social media companies.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Amy (Amisha) Padnani Guest
  • Ryan Weichelt Guest
  • Toluse Olorunnipa Guest

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