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Can Wisconsin Flip Blue?
President Trump won Wisconsin by less than one percentage point in 2016 -- a year when nearly a million and a half eligible voters in the state *didn't* vote. Now activists in Milwaukee are pushing to increase voter turnout in 2020. Will their efforts make enough of a difference to turn Wisconsin blue?
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Can Wisconsin Flip Blue?
President Trump won Wisconsin by less than one percentage point in 2016 -- a year when nearly a million and a half eligible voters in the state *didn't* vote. Now activists in Milwaukee are pushing to increase voter turnout in 2020. Will their efforts make enough of a difference to turn Wisconsin blue?
9:00 am – 9:40 am
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San Francisco Public Health Director Grant Colfax
San Francisco has moved very cautiously thus far in the coronavirus pandemic, recently distinguishing itself for being the first California city to reach the “minimal” spread tier on the state’s coded system. And while the Bay Area is reporting the first significant uptick in cases since August, regional numbers are far lower than a growing national outbreak. San Francisco Department of Public Health Director Grant Colfax joins us to discuss his strategy for weathering the upcoming holiday season in a pandemic that’s taking a heavy toll on the city’s economy and shows no sign of slowing down.
9:40 am – 10:00 am
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On Immigration, the Contrast Between Trump and Biden is Stark
President Donald Trump has made restricting immigration a central component of his administration and campaign messaging. On the other side, former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to reverse some of Trump’s policies, such as family separation, setting up a path to citizenship for undocument immigrants, and to establish a “fair and humane” immigration system. With the election approaching next week, we’ll discuss each candidates’ policy positions on one of the nation’s most divisive issues.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
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As High Stakes Presidential Election Looms, Anxiety Spikes
Is the presidential election keeping you up at night? Straining your relationships? Maybe even giving you panic attacks? You’re not alone. An American Psychological Association survey found that nearly 70% of adults in the U.S. are finding the election a significant source of stress. That’s a dramatic jump since 2016, and it’s worse for Democrats than Republicans. What are you doing to calm your nerves? And what will you do if the election doesn’t go your way? We’ll get tips on how to manage these times.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Science Friday
Where Science Fits in the 2020 Election
Science is on ballots nationwide next week: including Pennsylvania, where voters’ feelings about climate change and fracking may surprise you. Join Ira Flatow on Science Friday for a look at ballot measures, STEM candidates and more. Plus the secret charms...of vampire bats.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Here & Now
What is it that makes scary music scary?
We'll explore music that's been spooking people since the Middle Ages. You'll also hear the views of some voters in Pennsylvania.
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