National Preschools Report, Cell Phone Data And Wisconsinite Movement, Washington News

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President Donald Trump, followed by Vice President Mike Pence, arrives to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 24, 2020, in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP Photo

We learn how Wisconsin stacks up against the rest of the country when it comes to pre-kindergarten, according to a report on 2019 offerings. Then cell phone data can reveal how much the “safer at home” order impacted travel in the state, and we talk to a reporter about how. Then our weekly check in on Washington news includes president Trump stepping away from his daily coronavirus briefings.

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  • Wisconsin And The State Of Preschool 2019 Report

    A national education research group rated pre-kindergarten offerings from around the country in 2019. We talk to a co-author of the study, and hear some policy proposals for how pre-k funding could be protected coming out of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • New Cell Phone Data Shows How 'Safer At Home' Is Affecting Movement In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin’s “Safer At Home” order took effect last month, so what do we know about how much travel has actually dropped off across the state? We talk to the associate editor of WisContext about their new piece that looks at what publicly available cell phone data tells us about the answer to that question, and privacy concerns surrounding the data itself.

  • This Week In Washington – April 29, 2020

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the ire of some governors last week when he suggested states may go bankrupt during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the back-and-forth, and what could make it into a new stimulus bill. Plus, the president’s decision to back off daily press briefings.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Dr. Steven Barnett Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Reid Wilson Guest

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