Classic movies, West Nile Virus, Polio cases in US

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A moviegoer eats popcorn at Mission Tiki drive-in theater
A moviegoer eats popcorn at Mission Tiki drive-in theater in Montclair, Calif., Thursday, May 28, 2020. California moved to further relax its coronavirus restrictions and help the battered economy. Flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters can resume operations. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo

We listen back to a conversation with a UW-Milwaukee film processor about classic movies that everyone should see at least once in their lives. Then, two animals in Wisconsin were recently found to be infected with West Nile Virus. We talk to a vectorborne disease epidemiologist about why, and what to do to protect yourself. And, we look at the reemergence of polio in parts of the U.S. with an immunologist.

Featured in this Show

  • What's one movie you think everyone should see?

    While seeing a brand-new movie or show is exciting, there are many time-tested classics that could be worth a watch. We talk with a Wisconsin film professor about what makes something a classic, and we ask you to share your must-see movies as well.

  • West Nile Virus in Wisconsin

    West Nile Virus has been found in two animals in Wisconsin. A vectorborne disease epidemiologist joins us on the show to talk about how West Nile Virus is spread through mosquitoes and what to do if you’re infected.

  • Polio reappears four decades after putative U.S. elimination

    The poliovirus was considered eliminated in the U.S. in 1979. But in July of 2022, the virus was found in New York state wastewater, stoking concern among public health officials of a possible resurgence. An immunologist explains why polio cases are happening again and the history of the destructive disease.

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Guest
  • Rebecca Osborn Guest
  • Rosemary Rochford Guest

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