Rural Population Loss, Next In Line To Be Acting Milwaukee Mayor

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Heard On The Morning Show
Downtown Sauk City, Wis.
Downtown Sauk City, Wis. on June 11, 2021. Bill Martens/WPR

We discuss why rural parts of the state continue to lose residents to bigger cities. Then, we hear from the likely acting mayor of Milwaukee about his new role.

Featured in this Show

  • When Residents Move Away: Census Reveals Significant Population Decreases in Rural Counties

    The latest U.S. Census found that despite a small increase in the state’s overall population, almost a third of Wisconsin’s rural counties lost residents since 2010. A reporter discusses what’s causing residents to move away from rural areas.

  • Possible Acting Mayor Of Milwaukee Shares Goals

    If the U.S. Senate confirms Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as ambassador to Luxembourg, Common Council President Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson would serve as acting mayor. We hear about his top priorities and vision for the city.

Episode Credits

  • Molly Stentz Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Steven Potter Technical Director
  • Rick Barrett Guest
  • Cavalier Johnson Guest