Sen. Fred Risser Retiring, August Election Updates

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A "Vote Here" sign has an added sign about curbside voting
A sign at an in-person early voting location explains how to access curbside voting on Monday, July 27, 2020, in Janesville, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Retiring state Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, discusses his career in Badger State politics. Then, the administrator of Wisconsin’s elections agency shares updates on how clerks, poll workers and others are managing the statewide Aug. 11 primary.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Fred Risser Guest
  • Meagan Wolfe Guest