How do we deal with pandemic fatigue?

Moderator: Natalie Yahr
Panelist: Dominique Brossard
Panelist: Ajay Sethi

This virtual session was filmed live on Sept. 13

COVID-19 case counts continue to remain troublingly high at the same time that public tolerance for continued restrictions has plummeted. Two UW-Madison experts in epidemiology and health communication talk about finding the balance between public safety and political reality, and how best to communicate that information to the public.

Session sponsored by M3 Insurance

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Sept. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Ruth Conniff, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, John Rosenow, Roberto Tecpile
Many don’t realize it, but in the last 20 years the workforce that does the day-to-day work on Wisconsin dairy farms has come to be dominated by Latino immigrants. Wisconsin Examiner Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff has published a new book about this cross-cultural relationship and she will speak in this session with a longtime farmer, one of his employees and a leading advocate for Latino workers.
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Is Wisconsin a climate change haven?

Sept. 15, 11:00 a.m.
Alexandra Tempus, Daryl Fairweather, Mrill Ingram, Larry Larson
Migration driven by climate change is already happening in the United States and is only likely to accelerate. The upper Midwest and Wisconsin in particular are sometimes identified as climate change havens, removed from rising coastal waters and ravaging wildfires. Is that an accurate assessment, and if so what does that mean for us here? Listen to a fascinating panel discuss how things might play out in the coming decades.
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Chasing history, then and now

Sept. 15, 7:00 p.m.
David Maraniss, Carl Bernstein
In the Memorial Union’s Great Hall, hear Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss talk with Watergate reporting legend Carl Bernstein about his start in journalism, as well as reflections on parallels between the Watergate era and our own. This session is a special fundraiser for the Cap Times. Ticket required, but admission includes appetizers, drinks and a copy of Bernstein’s latest book, “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom.”
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