Western Wisconsin News, Jobless Frustrations, Coronavirus Deaths

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A farm in Pennsylvania
A message is printed on bales near a farm is in Lebanon, Pa., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Matt Rourke/AP Photo

We find out how western Wisconsin is handling the pandemic from a WPR reporter. We explore why federal disability recipients can’t get pandemic unemployment benefits in Wisconsin. Then, we talk to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter about whether all coronavirus-related deaths are being included in official counts.

Featured in this Show

  • Pandemic In Western Wisconsin, Farm News Roundup

    We discuss how the pandemic is unfolding in western Wisconsin with WPR’s La Crosse reporter, Hope Kirwan. We also look at recent news affecting farmers.

  • Why Federal Disability Aid Recipients Can't Get Pandemic Unemployment In Wisconsin

    In Wisconsin, individuals who receive federal disability aid are ineligible for pandemic-related unemployment benefits. We talk to a Wisconsin Watch reporter about his new investigation into the issue.

  • How Often Are Coronavirus Deaths Uncounted?

    We discuss a news analysis that explores how often deaths caused by the coronavirus are not being counted in official government figures.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Hope Kirwan Guest
  • Bram Sable-Smith Guest
  • Rory Linnane Guest