“Schools during COVID-19 pandemic” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“Schools during COVID-19 pandemic” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, and Wisconsin state government is at a standstill, Wisconsin municipalities are stepping up with new mask ordinances. Citizen Action holds news events around the state to call attention to the damage inaction in Washington is doing to the economic well being of working families. Without urgent action by the middle of next week, the unemployed will be cut-off of enhanced unemployment assistance, and we are already facing a wave of utility cut-offs, evictions, and foreclosures. As corporate leaders and their political puppets demand the reopening of schools, we welcome Ben Ward from the MTEA (the Milwaukee teacher’s union) to discuss whether it is even possible to have in-person classed safely when the pandemic continues to rage. We also talk with Voces de la Frontera’s Christine Neumann-Ortiz and Mario Ramirez about their follow up meeting with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services concerning the outrageous decision to withhold the COVID-19 infection numbers of businesses.

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Wisconsin sees 821 new coronavirus cases as more counties bumped to ‘high’ activity levels.
Milwaukee community organizers call for more federal coronavirus assistance and a continued moratorium on power disconnections.
Madison mayor urges state, federal aid to assist communities during pandemic.
Local leaders urge extension of current unemployment benefits. In Brown County nearly 1,000 people filed their initial application in the last week alone.
Don’t let the utilities shut off people’s power.
Wisconsin won’t name businesses with multiple COVID-10 cases.