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WPR and CBC Radio to host two-nation town hall

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Wisconsin Public Radio and Canada’s CBC Radio will host a live, cross-border call-in show about tariffs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 15.

CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup will broadcast live from WPR’s Madison studios where co-hosts Duncan McCue (CBC) and Rob Ferrett (WPR) will take calls from across Canada and the United States. Canadian and American callers can weigh in and hash out their trade differences on everything from dairy to softwood lumber to steel and more by calling 1-888-416-8333.

In response to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau imposed equal countermeasures on U.S. steel and aluminum, according to a WPR news release. In Wisconsin, farmers and manufacturers are bracing for the impact of Canadian tariffs on cheese, yogurt, pizza and other food products made in the state. As a result of the U.S. tariffs, consumers will also feel the pinch of the higher cost of aluminum when they buy their favorite Wisconsin-brewed six-pack.

WPR will carry the program live on all stations, online at wpr.org and on Facebook Live.

Photo of Rob Ferrett courtesy of WPR.

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