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PNS Daily Newscast - October 29, 2020 

Trump supporters left to battle frigid temperatures in Omaha; absentee ballots surge in Tennessee.

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The Supreme Court blocks North Carolina and Pennsylvania Republicans from requiring ballots to be delivered by Election Day. And a Texas court is requiring masks at polling places.

Home is Where the WI Heart Belongs

June 1, 2009

Madison, WI – It's easier than ever to learn CPR, and the American Heart Association (AHA) of Wisconsin is hoping National CPR & AED Awareness Week will result in a million more people learning to save lives.

The AHA calls the learn-at-home program 'CPR Anytime.' The kit teaches you CPR and even includes a manikin to practice on.

Jack Kruit, cardiology manager at Marshfield Clinic in Wausau, says it doesn't take long to learn to save a life.

"I would say within a half-hour. And you have a manikin that you can pull out and practice with. That's the key."

Kruit says keeping training up to date is key, because you never know when you'll need to spring into action.

"That's even for health care workers at times; I've gone years in my career where I do not do CPR on anyone and then I do it three times the next day."

Kruit says the in-home training is great for people who are time-pressed or have performance anxiety.

"It's done in the privacy of their homes. Or, if they're kind of timid about doing it in front of people, they get to practice whenever they want."

An AED, an Automated External Defibrillator, whose use is also being taught, is a simple electric-shock device to restore a person's heart rhythm if it falters. For more information on in-class or in-home CPR training go to

Glen Gardner, Public News Service - WI