Wisconsin’s Bus Systems, The State’s Controversial Senator

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Sen. Ron Johnson
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., walks on the Capitol Hill subway platform in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, on the fourth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Susan Walsh/ AP Photo

We talk with officials from two of Wisconsin’s bus systems about the state of mass transit and its prospects after a difficult year. Then we discuss the state’s attention-grabbing senator, Ron Johnson, with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Capitol bureau chief.

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  • Check In With Public Transit

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  • One Controversy After Another For U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson

    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is routinely making headlines this year with comments on the Capitol insurrection, COVID-19 relief legislation and his future plans. Wisconsin Public Radio’s state Capitol bureau chief discusses the news.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Tom Wagener Guest
  • Dan Boehm Guest
  • Shawn Johnson Guest

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