Candida auris fungus, Emergency teaching licenses, End-of-life care

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An infectious disease doctor tells us about efforts to prevent the spread of a dangerous fungus. Then, we talk to a researcher about a rise in emergency teaching licenses in Wisconsin. Later, a journalist shares her reporting on the medical care seniors receive at the end of life.

Featured in this Show

  • Preventing the spread of dangerous, drug-resistant fungus

    The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention warns they’ve seen an increase in the potentially dangerous, drug-resistant fungus Candida aurus. We speak with an infectious disease physician about maintaining sterile facilities and staying safe.

  • Why more Wisconsin schools have turned to emergency teaching licenses

    The lead researcher on a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report that looks at emergency teaching licenses joins the show to share trends from over the last decade.

  • How end of life medical care can be overly aggressive

    We talk with a reporter who covered a study that looked at elderly people with cancer, and compared levels of medical care they received in the last 30 days of their lives.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dr. David Andes Guest
  • Donald Cramer Guest
  • Paula Span Guest

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