Coronavirus: WEDC Report Assesses The Damage, Economic Justice In Sherman Park

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The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has released a report examining the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. WEDC joins us to discuss the report. Then, as protestors demand justice for George Floyd, we look at how a pair of entrepreneurs in Milwaukee created community in the aftermath of a similar tragedy.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Missy Hughes Guest
  • Jan Anderson Guest
  • Clyde Anderson Guest

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