Wisconsin News Roundup, President Trump Declares National Emergency, Nine Years Of Act 10

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Teacher Jo St. Clair of Madison sings during a rally at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Union members, students and others have been protesting the governor’s bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers. Andy Manis/AP Photo

Our roundup of regional Wisconsin news includes a look at state school closings due to COVID-19. President Trump announced a national emergency in light of the spread of the coronavirus. We’ll speak with a public health expert about the news. And we discuss how effective Act 10 has been since it was signed nine years ago.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup – March 13, 2020

    College campuses around Wisconsin are moving classes online in response to the spread of COVID-19. We hear about the reaction from students and staff. We also find out how a bankrupt frac sand mine got back into compliance with Chippewa County regulations.

  • President Trump Declares National Emergency Due To COVID-19

    President Donald Trump announced a national emergency today in response to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. This came on the heels of Governor Tony Evers’ public health emergency in Wisconsin. We’ll talk to a public health expert to get the latest on COVID-19.

  • Act 10 After Nearly A Decade

    Nine years after former Governor Scott Walker signed Act 10 into law, we discuss whether the measure has lived up to its expectations.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Dr. Patrick Remington Guest
  • Brett Healy Guest

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