Wisconsin Representative On Navy Frigate Deal, Mail-In Voting Systems, Businesses Preparing To Reopen

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Instructions in mailer for voting absentee
Instructions for requesting an absentee ballot include the photo ID requirement. But the language is not included on the prepaid postcard itself, and many voters are missing it. Rob Mentzer/WPR

A Wisconsin Congressman joins us to talk about a military construction contract with a Wisconsin company, as well as surgical-grade masks being donated from Taiwan. Then we look at different systems for mail-in voting around the country and the role it could play in the November election. And we discuss new guidelines to help Wisconsin businesses reopen safely.

Featured in this Show

  • WEDC Sec. Missy Hughes On How Wisconsin Businesses Should Be Preparing To Reopen

    The state’s businesses face reopening this month while the threat of the novel coronavirus remains. We’ll talk to the Secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation about new guidelines for businesses to reopen safely.

  • Rep. Gallagher On Marinette Frigate Contract, COVID-19 Mask Donation

    Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-8) joins us to talk about a military construction contract granted to Fincantieri Marinette Marine. He also talks about a donation of 100,000 surgical grade masks from Taiwan amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • After Wisconsin Primary, Debate Over Voting By Mail Goes Nationwide

    With experts warning of a second wave of COVID-19 this fall, turnout for the presidential election could depend on who is able to vote by mail. We look at how other states handle mail-in ballots, how it impacts the outcome of elections, and why it’s become so hotly debated.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Missy Hughes Guest
  • Representative Mike Gallagher Guest
  • Emily Bazelon Guest

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