State Coronavirus Response, Puzzle Popularity, Voting In A Pandemic

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Workers wipe down tables after each person votes at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election
Workers wipe down tables after each person votes at Riverside High School for Wisconsin’s primary election Tuesday April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Morry Gash/AP Photo

Wisconsin’s election this week sparked concerns about how a pandemic could disrupt a national election. We talk about the debate over how to make sure people will be able to vote safely. We also chat about what makes for a great jigsaw puzzle. Plus, an update on the state’s response to COVID-19.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Andrea Palm Guest
  • Christopher Byrne Guest
  • David Rolls Guest
  • Dave Daley Guest

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