Effects Of An Early COVID-19 Mutation, Forecasting Municipal Budgets

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Healthcare worker in a Covid-19 ward at UW Hospital
A healthcare worker in a PAPR hood walks through the hallway inside one of UW Hospital’s COVID-19 units Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Angela Major/WPR

We speak with a scientist about how an early COVID-19 mutation increased the virus’s spread. Then, as we endure a recession, local governments are facing massive budget shortfalls. We get the details and discuss funding solutions for Wisconsin’s municipalities.

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    A mutation in the coronavirus early in the course of the pandemic likely made the virus more transmissible. A scientist explains.

  • Cities And Villages Face Budget Challenges For 2021

    The League of Wisconsin Municipalities predicts a loss of $400 million for cities and villages throughout the state due to the pandemic. Our guest explains the challenges local governments are faced with when making their 2021 budget.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Emily Bruce Guest
  • Curt Witynski Guest

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