Madison365 Week in Review for April 4


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    Twenty leaders across Wisconsin offered video messages of hope and resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

    In Real Talk with Henry Sanders daily COVID updates, Henry spoke with State Rep. David Crowley, YWCA Madison CEO Vanessa McDowell, Madison school board president Gloria Reyes, CUNA Mutual VP Angela Russell and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.


    Madison365 received a grant to support continuing coronavirus coverage.



    As of Friday afternoon, Wisconsin had 1,986 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 40 deaths.




    A judge ruled that he could not move the date of the April 7 election but will allow absentee ballots to be counted until April 13.



    Early data indicate that coronavirus is hitting African Americans especially hard.




    The new Move4BGC campaign will raise money to provide hot meals for first responders and medical workers, and to provide virtual club experiences for kids.



    Aaron Perry of the Rebalanced Life Wellness Association will host a Facebook Live support group for Black men concerned about their health.



    The Urban League of Greater Madison is connecting people who’ve lost their jobs with businesses looking to staff up.



    A local healthcare IT entrepreneur developed a website to connect people in need with people who want to help.



    In the midst of the pandemic keeping people at home, local businesses are adapting.



    Omega School is continuing to use virtual learning to help students earn GEDs and HSEDs.



    Harassment against Asian Americans has increased as the virus has spread.




    And in non-coronavirus news…

    Alia Stevenson has joined the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness as chief programs officer.



    Nada Elmikashfi is running to be “unapologetically progressive” in the State Senate.



    Adelante, an organization to promote people of color running for office, announced its endorsements for the spring election.

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