Overcoming Partisanship Over Coronavirus, Rural Economic Outlook Amid Pandemic

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A couple descends the stairs at City Hall Plaza, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Boston. Michael Dwyer/AP Photo

We talk with a journalist about the partisan divide that’s emerged over how people view what’s happening with the coronavirus outbreak — and what we can do to bring folks back together. Then a professor joins us to talk about what impact the pandemic could have on economies in the more rural parts of Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Steps For A Unified Response To Coronavirus In A Polarized Nation

    Partisan divisions are starting to shape the way people talk about, and comply with, public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about why that is, and ask what leaders, the media, and everyone else can do to bring about unity during the challenging time.

  • How The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Hit Rural Economies

    As the pandemic continues and businesses remain closed, economies could take a significant hit. Now, more people are raising the alarm that rural economies could get hit the hardest. We talk to an expert about how the outbreak could impact businesses in rural communities.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Amanda Ripley Guest
  • Steve Deller Guest

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