What’s Behind Coronavirus Ticking Up In Michigan, Executive Orders On Gun Control

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President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP Photo

We talk with infectious diseases expert about a dangerous primary variant of the coronavirus that is causing major problems in Michigan, and discuss whether Wisconsin could be similarly affected. And a political scientist and author of a book on gun control discusses new reformatory executive action by President Biden in that space.

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    COVID-19 cases are exploding in Michigan right now. Like other states seeing a surge, it’s driven largely by the B.1.1.7 variant of the virus. We explore the causes behind this resurgence and what might happen in Wisconsin.

  • Biden Takes First Steps Toward Addressing Gun Violence

    We examine President Joe Biden’s recently announced executive actions surrounding guns, which include restrictions on who can purchase certain guns and tightened regulations on stabilizing braces for pistols. Then, we ask listeners about the experiences that shaped their views on guns.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Ajay Sethi Guest
  • Robert Spitzer Guest

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