Wisconsinites Polled On Coronavirus, Broadband Access Challenges For Rural Areas

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The onramp to the Hoan Bridge is void of traffic
The onramp to the Hoan Bridge is void of traffic Tuesday March 24, 2020, in Milwaukee. Gov. Tony Evers issued an order closing businesses deemed to be nonessential, ordered no gatherings of any size and placed restrictions on travel across Wisconsin for a month in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Morry Gash/AP Photo

When Wisconsinites were asked about the government’s efforts to slow the spread of corornavirus, most were supportive. We take a look at the latest Marquette Law School poll. Then, social distancing means many folks are working from home. We discuss how rural areas with little access to broadband are coping.

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  • Poll: Voters Support Government Response To Coronavirus Pandemic

    A new Marquette Law School poll of Wisconsin’s registered voters shows 86 percent support government actions to control the coronavirus pandemic, however, the poll also shows a substantial economic effect on residents. We discuss the findings with the poll director.

  • Internet Connection Issues Intensify During Coronavirus Social Distancing

    As more Wisconsinites transfer their work, schooling and healthcare online we take a look at the state of broadband. A reporter joins us to share the creative ways he’s seen Wisconsinites coping with inadequate connections. We learn about the efforts to expand high speed internet across the state and where they’ve come up short.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Charles Franklin Guest
  • Peter Cameron Guest

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