Northwest Wisconsin Gets Series Of Coronavirus Testing Events, A Family Team Produces A Kids-Focused Quarantine Newspaper, The Year In Astronomy

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Stars are seen over the remains of Sapega's castle in Belarus
Stars are seen over the remains of Sapega’s castle in the village of Ruzhany, 250 km (155 miles) south-west of Minsk, Belarus, late Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. Sergei Grits/AP Photo

We talk with a WPR reporter about the Wisconsin National Guard helping expand coronavirus testing capacity for counties in the northwestern part of the state. A mother-daughter team tell us about starting and running a safer-at-home newspaper for children. And a planetarium director joins us to talk about what to watch for in the night sky in 2020.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin National Guard Assists With Community Testing In Northwest Wisconsin

    Residents in northwest Wisconsin are getting more access to coronavirus testing thanks to drive-up events facilitated by the state’s National Guard. We talk with a WPR reporter about some of the logistics.

  • Mother-Daughter Team Discuss Kid-Focused Newspaper During Coronavirus

    A former English teacher and her ten-year-old daughter are helping kids stay connected during Wisconsin’s safer-at-home order. We talk with them about their newly created newspaper, “The Quarantine Times.”

  • A Stargazer's Guide To A Busy 2020

    Keep your eyes to the sky over the next several months, because there’s a lot of celestial activity going on. We talk about upcoming supermoons, eclipses, meteor showers, giant planets and more.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Alana Watson Guest
  • Laura Lundgren Guest
  • Claire Lundgren Guest
  • Bob Bonadurer Guest

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