Washington News, Wisconsin Mask Mandate Struck Down, Hmong Wisconsinites In 2021

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In this Feb. 4, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden waves after speaking to State Department staff in Washington. Biden laid out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office, promising swift action on everything from climate change to immigration reform to the coronavirus pandemic. Evan Vucci/ AP Photo

We talk with a Washington journalist about what President Joe Biden had to say in an address about a major infrastructure plan. A Wisconsin reporter joins us to talk about Wednesday’s state Supreme Court decision to strike down the mask mandate. Then a Hmong leader discusses how that Wisconsin community has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • This Week In Washington: March 31, 2021

    President Joe Biden addresses the nation today regarding a new major economic and infrastructure plan. We discuss what he laid out, as well as several other top stories in national politics.

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Overturns State Mask Mandate

    In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mandate. We’ll talk to a reporter to learn more about the decision and what happens next.

  • Head Of Hmong Chamber Of Commerce Talks About The Hmong Experience In Wisconsin

    April is Hmong Heritage Month. The Executive Director of the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce joins us to discuss the Hmong community and experience in Wisconsin, including how the pandemic has affected Hmong Wisconsinites.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Amanda Terkel Guest
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Maysee Yang Herr Guest

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