EAU CLAIRE – As part of its 2020 election coverage, Wisconsin Public Radio will host two live broadcast debates featuring primary candidates for Wisconsin’s 3rd District seat in the House of Representatives.

The first debate will air at 10 a.m. July 31 and feature the Republican primary candidates Jesse Ebben of Eau Claire and Derrick Van Orden of Hager City. The second debate will air at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 and feature the Democratic primary candidates Ron Kind, the incumbent, and Mark Neumann; both are from La Crosse. Ezra Wall, host of WPR’s “Newsmakers,” will moderate the discussions. The primary election is on Aug. 11.

WPR’s The Ideas Network stations will broadcast the one-hour debates live on the following stations: 90.3 La Crosse, 88.3 Menomonie-Eau Claire, 99.1 Stevens Point, 89.1 Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, 88.7 River Falls, 91.3 Highland, AM 930 Auburndale, 100.9 Marshfield, 91.9 and 101.3 Wausau, 90.3 Park Falls, and 89.9 Rhinelander.

The debates will also be streamed on wpr.org.

Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District includes all or parts of 18 counties in western and central Wisconsin, including the cities of Eau Claire, La Crosse, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, Menomonie, River Falls, Chippewa Falls, Plover, Platteville, Sparta, Tomah and New Richmond.