Travel mask mandate struck down, UW band spring concert, Prosecutors in Wisconsin

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A passenger wears personal protective equipment on a Delta Airlines flight as a map depicting the spread of COVID-19 is displayed on a monitor after landing at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. John Minchillo/AP Photo

We talk to an infectious disease specialist about how to stay safe while traveling, even after the federal transit mask mandate was struck down. Then, UW-Madison’s band leader tells us more about the return of the annual spring concert. Later, we’re joined by an investigative reporter who has a new podcast looking into the power prosecutors have in the criminal justice system.

Featured in this Show

  • Staying safe while traveling after mask mandate was struck down

    A federal judge on Tuesday struck down the federal mask mandate for airplanes and other public transportation. An infectious disease doctor explains the ruling and how to stay safe when traveling.

  • UW-Madison varsity band holding first spring concert since the start of the pandemic

    The UW-Madison varsity band’s annual spring concert is back this week for the first time since 2019. It’s the first time without Mike Leckrone conducting the show, so we talk to new director Corey Pompey about taking his place and leading the band into the future.

  • New Wisconsin Watch, WPR podcast looking at the power prosecutors wield

    A new podcast released Wednesday from Wisconsin Watch and WPR takes a closer look at the immense power prosecutors have in our criminal justice system, and how that can lead to questionable outcomes for the accused. We talk to the reporter and host behind the series.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dr. Dan Shirley Guest
  • Corey Pompey Guest
  • Phoebe Petrovic Guest

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