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COVID-19 has impacted our lives for a year now.We've lost loved ones, found a new appreciation for the outdoors, and worked through the struggles of a more virtual and remote lifestyle.Businesses learned to adapt, the government went back and forth on restrictions, and we're in the middle of one of the greatest vaccination efforts of our lifetime. WXPR spoke with business owners, tribal leaders, medical experts, and people whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. Follow this link to listen to the special report.

A ‘Dysfunctional’ Capitol: How COVID-19 Deepened Wisconsin’s Political Divides

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Heading into 2020, the nation planned to give Wisconsin plenty of political attention.

It promised to be one of the most contested swing states in the presidential race.

But the pandemic put Wisconsin politics on display for an additional reason.

Partisan tensions in Madison grew even deeper as Republican lawmakers fought Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ COVID management plans at seemingly every turn.

For the WXPR special “Here for a Year: The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Lives,” we spoke to JR Ross, the longtime editor at WisPolitics.com, about a state government Ross now calls “dysfunctional.”

Listen to that conversation here.

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