Voting, Face Masks And Affordable Housing

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Tommy G. Thompson Center
The Tommy G. Thompson Center in Madison, Wis., which houses several state agencies, including the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority, or WHEDA. Bill Martens/WPR

We talk with a journalist about why the state’s Elections Commission is changing plans on absentee ballots. Then we find out whether you should get a face mask to protect yourself from the coronavirus and other illnesses. And the head of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority explains what the state is doing to fund affordable housing in both urban and rural areas.

Featured in this Show

  • Elections Commission Cancels Plan To Send Two Ballots To Absentee Voters

    State elections officials have decided to abandon a plan they initially created to comply with state law on absentee voting. A reporter explains.

  • Will A Face Mask Protect You From Coronavirus?

    Now that the coronavirus has been found in Wisconsin, you might be contemplating wearing a face mask to protect yourself. A reporter at WisContext talked to the experts to find out whether wearing a mask can keep you healthy. He shares his research with us.

  • Affordable Housing And Economic Development In Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) works closely with lenders, developers, local government, nonprofits, community groups and others to implement its low-cost financing programs. CEO Joaquín Altoro discusses affordable housing in rural and urban communities.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Riley Vetterkind Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Joaquín Altoro Guest
  • Kealey Bultena Interviewer

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