How the state responds to emergencies

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A white truck is lit up with red lights as a man sits inside.
Emergency responders light up ambulances, police squad cars, and firetrucks during the Light the Night Tribute to honor people who died of COVID-19 on March 1, 2021, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

New studies from UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire reveal ways that Wisconsin can better respond to emergencies including natural disasters and deadly viruses. We look at ways that the UW System as well as local municipalities can protect residents during disaster.

Featured in this Show

  • Protecting the vulnerable during disaster

    Although natural disasters hurt socially vulnerable populations the most, emergency response plans don’t often include them. We speak with a UW-Oshkosh researcher on how local governments can proactively protect the vulnerable during disaster.

  • Improving UW System’s response to public health emergencies

    In a new study, two UW Eau Claire researchers outline ways the UW System used partnerships to effectively respond to community needs during the pandemic. But they also found ways to improve. We speak with an author of the study on lessons learned for responding to the next public health crisis.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Samantha Larson Guest
  • Matthew Jewell Guest

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