Wisconsin Paper Companies Respond To Pandemic, Green Bay Mayor On Rising Cases

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Worker fills a box with toilet paper at the Tissue Plus factory
Scott Mitchell fills a box with toilet paper at the Tissue Plus factory, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Bangor, Maine. The new company has been unexpectedly busy because of the shortage of toilet paper brought on by hoarders concerned about the coronavirus. Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo

We check in on how Wisconsin’s paper industry is re-tooling to support the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, as Brown County experiences a swift increase in COVID-19 cases, the mayor of Green Bay joins us to detail the city’s response.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin's Papermaking Industry And COVID-19

    Deemed “essential” businesses by both federal and state authorities, Wisconsin’s papermakers are producing products like scrubs, wipes and toilet paper to help sustain the country in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. We look at the scope of their reach and how they’re keeping more than 30,000 employees safe.

  • Green Bay Responds As Coronavirus Cases Surge

    Brown County has seen a significant surge in coronavirus cases recently with many employees of Green Bay area meatpacking plants testing positive for COVID-19. We check in with Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich to discuss his city’s response to the pandemic.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Scott Suder Guest
  • Eric Genrich Guest

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