State Capitol Report: Reducing child poverty, Business group steps into politics

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A pedestrian walks by a sign in front of a polling location on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

First, two representatives from Kids Forward make the case for continuing pandemic aid policies to reduce poverty. Then, a leader of the bipartisan Wisconsin Business Leaders for Democracy calls for more civic engagement in the midterm elections.

Featured in this Show

  • Kids Forward advocates notes racial disparities in child poverty throughout the state

    Madison-based advocacy group Kids Forward have said pandemic aid policies like food assistance expansion and refundable tax credits can address poverty for millions of Wisconsinites. Two members of the group join us to discuss which measures should be made permanent.

  • Business leaders advocating for 'free and fair' elections

    A bipartisan group of business leaders is calling for more civic engagement “in defense of democracy.” We talk with one of the heads of Wisconsin Business Leaders for Democracy about the group’s advocacy ahead of the midterm elections.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Technical Director
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Erica Nelson Guest
  • Carte'cia Lawrence Guest
  • David Irwin Guest

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