Efforts To Help Residents Avoid Eviction, New Milwaukee Health Commissioner Discusses Priorities

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A sign reading "COVID VACCINE"
People wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccination Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Hayat Pharmacy in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We hear about a Milwaukee County effort to help people stay in their homes and avoid eviction. Then, we talk to the new City of Milwaukee health commissioner.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Rep. Ryan Clancy Guest
  • Kirsten Johnson Guest

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