Getting To A COVID-19 Vaccine, Organization Supports Wisconsin Votes

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Voting signs outside a polling place
Voting signs point to a polling place at Mendota Elementary School in Madison during Wisconsin’s spring primary on April 7, 2020. Steven Potter/WPR

We speak with a research scientist about why drug trials get put on pause. We also get the latest on COVID-19 vaccine development and discuss what to expect when a vaccine is approved. Then, former Republican attorney general J.B. Van Hollen shares how a bipartisan organization is helping people get access to voter information in this unprecedented election season.

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  • Encouraging A Safe Vote

    A bipartisan coalition is reaching out to voters across the state to ensure they have the information to vote safely during the pandemic. We speak to the group’s co-chair, former Republican attorney general J.B. Van Hollen.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. Leo Nissola Guest
  • J.B. Van Hollen Guest