What Rituals Mean To Us During Coronavirus Outbreak, Election Status Update

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Absentee ballot from the 2012 presidential election
An absentee ballot from the 2012 presidential election. Michael Leland/WPR

We have a conversation with an anthropologist about the way people turn to ritual when their lives feel more turbulent. And we check in with a political scientist for an update on what’s been happening with Wisconsin’s election.

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  • The Latest On Wisconsin's Election Day Drama

    We talk about the latest legal activity with regard to Wisconsin’s spring general election, and look at reactions from Gov. Tony Evers, Republican leaders, election officials and others.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dimitris Xygalatas Guest
  • Charley Jacobs Guest