Wisconsin Lab To Do More Coronavirus Research, Third District Candidate Interview, How We Measure Poverty

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Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 under an electron microscope
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. NIAID-RML via AP

A clinic in central Wisconsin has been tapped by the CDC for additional funding to research the novel coronavirus. We talk with one of the program directors about their work. Then we continue our series of candidate interviews for Wisconsin’s third Congressional district talking to one of the Republican candidates in the August primary. And we discuss how poverty is measured and why some advocacy groups say we need to consider other factors that play a role.

Featured in this Show

  • How We Measure Poverty And Why Some Groups Say That Should Change

    In a recent opinion piece, members of a national poverty awareness group argued that the methods that we use to measure poverty are outdated and should be reevaluated. We speak with one of the authors about what they argue should change when we think of poverty. Then, we talk to a state expert about policies that could address poverty in Wisconsin.

  • Wisconsin Lab To Be Central In National COVID-19 Research

    Recent funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will allow one central Wisconsin Lab to double the number of scientists they have working to conduct tests on samples of COVID-19 in order to understand more about the nuances of the virus. We talk with the director of the studies about what they’re hoping to find out.

  • Third Congressional District Primary Candidate Interview: Derrick Van Orden

    In our series of interviews with candidates for the Third Congressional seat, we speak with Derrick Van Orden. He is running as a Republican in the August 11 primary against Jessi Ebben. The winner will face the winner of the Democratic primary, either Dr. Mark Neumann or incumbent Rep. Ron Kind.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Michele Gerard Good Technical Director
  • Shailly Gupta Barnes Guest
  • Sarah Halpern-Meekin Guest
  • Jennifer Meece Guest
  • Derrick Van Orden Guest

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