Working At Home With Kids, COVID-19 Conspiracies, Solar Farm Update

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A volunteer checks appointments and directs cars lining up for coronavirus testing
A CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) volunteer checking appointments and directing cars lining up for coronavirus testing in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The city of Los Angeles will offer free coronavirus testing to all residents regardless of whether they have symptoms. Until now tests were reserved for those with symptoms and frontline employees like health care and grocery store workers. Richard Vogel/AP Photo

We find out how health officials have been working to debunk conspiracy theories about COVID-19 that gain traction on social media. We also talk about the challenge of balancing parenthood with working from home. And we look at why construction of a large solar farm in Iowa Co. could be delayed again.

Featured in this Show

  • Many Are Finding Work And Parenting Difficult To Balance During COVID-19

    As working from home continues indefinitely for many, and with children at home for at least the rest of the summer, we look at the difficult balance between work and parenting.

  • Local Leaders Fight COVID Conspiracy Theories

    Local officials in Wisconsin are on the front lines of debunking COVID-19 conspiracy theories. False information gains traction on social media, and local leaders have to convince people the rumors aren’t true. Our guest is a journalist working to detect and report on disinformation online.

  • An Update On Wisconsin's Largest Solar Farm Project

    Construction of Wisconsin’s largest solar farm was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now it may be pushed back again. We look at the scope of the Iowa County project and how — and why — the timeline is changing.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Deb Perelman Guest
  • Howard Hardee Guest
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer

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