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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.

LISTEN: WXPR Special Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Lives

In March last year, schools and businesses shut down.

Governor Evers ordered us to stay at home.

We put on masks, social distances, and washed our hands more than ever.

It’s been a full year since many of our lives changed dramatically around COVID-19.

WXPR is looking back on that year and looking forward to what lies ahead.

Listen below to the WXPR Special Report: “Here for a Year: The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Lives.”

Here for a Year: The Impact of COVID-19 on Our Lives (Part Two)

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.
Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.
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