Lies and the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot, Checking in with rural hospitals as they encounter omicron variant

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Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier on January 6
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at the Capitol in Washington. John Minchillo/AP Photos 

On the anniversary of the last year’s insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, we examine the many lies — and facts — of what happened that day. Then, we check in with rural hospitals as they try to handle a record number of COVID-19 patients.

Featured in this Show

  • Insurrection anniversary: Detailing the many lies being spread since last year’s deadly attack on the capitol

    Last year, rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent-but-failed attempt to overturn the presidential election. Five people died and nearly 150 law enforcement officers were injured. Almost immediately, lies about what took place spread. We discuss the impact of the event and subsequent untruths on democracy.

  • Rural hospitals face COVID-19 patient surge

    The CDC says as of January 1, the omicron variant has made up about 95 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Hospitals in Wisconsin now face a record number of patients in intensive care. We talk with two rural hospital systems overwhelmed by the situation.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Angie Drobnic Holan Guest
  • Dr. Philip Bovet Guest
  • Lisa Schnedler Guest

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