Johnson On Pandemic Relief, National Guard Response, Plans For Pro Sports

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Baseball player swings at ball while wearing face mask
Milwaukee Brewers minor league baseball player Andre Nnebe swings during an informal workout on Friday, April 17, 2020, at Willie Stargell Field in Alameda, Calif. Nnebe and thousands more players are trying to prepare for a baseball season, while social distancing, wearing masks and trying not to draw crowds. Ben Margot/AP Photo

We talk with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson about Democrats’ proposed $3 trillion coronavirus funding package. A Politico reporter shares news that the National Guard might soon be recalled. Then we check in with two sports reporters about plans to resume play and what those games might look like.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Molly Stentz Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Ron Johnson Guest
  • Alice Miranda Ollstein Guest
  • Bradford Doolittle Guest
  • Lori Nickel Guest

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