New Bill Sets Guidelines For Elections During Emergencies, Tooth Fairy Folklore, Personal Finances During Pandemic

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Two Wisconsin lawmakers explain how their new proposal would ensure safe elections during a declared state of emergency. Then with many people being newly unemployed or working reduced hours, personal finances can be a challenge. We talk with a financial advisor about how to save and track our money during the pandemic. We also learn about the folklore behind the tooth fairy.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rep. Staush Gruszynski Guest
  • Rep. Joel Kitchens Guest
  • Brandon Barker Guest
  • Emily Guy Birken Guest

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