Wisconsin as swing state, Care as we age

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A supporter of Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels points to the incoming state-wide data of the Wisconsin governor’s race during an election night campaign event for Michels at the Italian Community Center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Milwaukee. AP Photo/Kenny Yoo

A Wisconsin political analyst tells us why the state has long been a swing state and hasn’t settled as red or blue. Then, we talk to the author of a new book about how we navigate care and other senior issues as we age.

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    Wisconsin plays a key role in presidential elections. In 2020, Wisconsin pushed Joe Biden past the finish line, and did the same thing for Donald Trump in 2016. We talk to a policial reporter about the concept of a “tipping state,” and how Wisconsin’s status as one may shape the 2024 election and beyond.

  • What makes aging harder than it should be?

    Age comes for all of us, and although it’s challenging on its own it’s been made unnecessarily harder by our society’s failure to support our elders and the people who care for them. We talk to the author of a new book about the system’s pitfalls—how to navigate around them, potentially fix them, and embrace the many joys of aging.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Craig Gilbert Guest
  • MT Connolly Guest

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