US GDP Drops More Than 30 Percent, Federal Agents In Milwaukee, Trump Suggests Delaying November Election

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Voters waited for hours in long lines to vote in Milwaukee on April 7, 2020
Voters waited for hours in long lines to vote in Milwaukee on April 7, 2020. Here, the voting line wraps around the block outside Washington High School. Researchers say that consolidating polling sites and health concerns of voting in-person during the pandemic kept many Milwaukee voters away, especially Black residents. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Watch

An economics professor helps us interpret the last few months’ worth of staggering decline in national GDP — according to new U.S. data released. Then we talk with the Milwaukee County Executive about incoming federal law enforcement forces in his area, and what their presence will look like. And an election historian walks us through scenarios if President Trump decides to not accept the result of an unsuccessful re-election bid.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Noah Williams Guest
  • David Crowley Guest
  • Edward Foley Guest

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