Renewing Personal Purpose During Coronavirus, Understanding COVID-19 Case Counts, Week In Washington

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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

We talk with a professor of consumer science about finding direction and a renewed sense of purpose, during uncertain and strange work and personal time spent at home. Then we explain the nuance that’s important to get when it comes to COVID-19 case counts and positive test rates. Then our weekly roundup of Washington news looks at the U.S. Senate, back in session this week.

Featured in this Show

  • Finding Purpose During Pandemic

    On an average day, feeling purposeful can be hard to achieve, with some days feeling stronger than others. In pandemic times, our daily schedules have shifted, jobs been altered or stopped, and finding meaning in the day-to-day can sometimes feel impossible. We talk with a UW professor about how to find purpose in your days in this uncertain time.

  • A Closer Look At Wisconsin's COVID-19 Numbers

    Wisconsin clocked 460 new cases of COVID-19 on May 1 a record number since the state began tracking the disease. We look how to interpret the latest testing data, and what health officials are weighing as they consider relaxing public health guidelines.

  • This Week In Washington – May 6, 2020

    The U.S. Senate is back in session this week, catching up on unfinished business like confirmation hearings. We find out how the Senate is functioning during the pandemic and where discussions stand on another coronavirus relief package.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Christine Whelan Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Marianne LeVine Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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