Understanding Wisconsin’s Latin American Vote, Lack Of A National Coronavirus Testing Program, And Outdoor Summer Fun

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We discuss some of the demographics of Latinx voters in Wisconsin and how they could impact the 2020 elections. Then we talk about how a state-by-state novel coronavirus testing program took the place of a national plan. And we hear how people are enjoying the outdoors this summer despite COVID-19.

Featured in this Show

  • WHYsconsin: Who Are Wisconsin's Latin American Voters?

    A WPR listener asked about the Latinx vote in Wisconsin, and how it might impact electoral politics in the future. We hear from the question-asker, a political scientist and a Latin American civil rights organization leader.

    This segment was inspired by an audience question as part of the WHYsconsin project. Submit your question at wpr.org/WHYsconsin and we might answer it in a future story.

  • What Happened To Plans For A National Testing Program?

    This spring, a team of White House advisors was developing a plan for a national COVID-19 testing program, but it never materialized. We talk with an investigative reporter about why the idea was set aside in favor of a state-by-state approach.

  • How Have You Been Enjoying Summer Outside Despite COVID-19?

    It’s been a weird summer with COVID-19 causing many events and festivities to be canceled, travel plans to be scrapped and big gatherings to be scaled back. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun, especially outdoors. We take your calls about how you’re making the best of the outside world.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Eloisa Gómez Guest
  • Philip Chen Guest
  • Jaime Alvarado Guest
  • Katherine Eban Guest

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