The Politics Of COVID-19 Legislation In Wisconsin, New Media’s Role In The Post-Election Period

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This July 30, 2020 image taken from video by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in Madison, Wis. A Wisconsin judge on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, upheld Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate in the face of a conservative challenge. St. Croix County Circuit Judge R. Michael Waterman ruled that Evers did not overstep his authority by issuing multiple emergency orders on the coronavirus. Wisconsin Department of Health Services via the AP

A political scientist, and former Wisconsin state lawmaker, helps us examine the latest political movements around legislation that would help save Wisconsinites from the coronavirus pandemic. And we discuss how the news media is doing covering President Trump’s refusal to concede the election and efforts to harm the legitimacy of its results.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Mordecai Lee Guest
  • Margaret Sullivan Guest

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