Helping Hmong professionals, Masking advised again

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A student pulls up the ear strings of a face mask to his face before entering the school building.
Nash, a 4K student, pulls his mask over his face before going inside the school Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Hackett Elementary School in Beloit, Wis. At the school, mask wearing is optional outside, but required indoors. Angela Major/WPR

We learn about a program that helps Hmong professionals living in northeast parts of the state. Then, we hear about why masking is once again being advised as another wave of COVID-19 surges.

Featured in this Show

  • Empowering Hmong professionals in NE Wisconsin

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hmong Wisconsinites are the largest Asian American ethnic group in the state. We talk with the head of a non-profit organization that’s helping Hmong businesses and professionals thrive in northeast Wisconsin.

  • Rising COVID-19 cases prompts precautions

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of Americans should again wear masks indoors to avoid spreading COVID-19. We talk with a doctor and epidemiologist about the importance of masks and other prevention techniques.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Long Vue Guest
  • Michael Osterholm Guest

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