COVID-19 origins, Expanding Congress

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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. CDC via AP

A journalist and a pathologist bring us up to date on what we know about where COVID-19 came from. Then, we talk to a political scientist about the possibility of adding seats to Congress.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Daniel Engber Guest
  • David O'Connor Guest
  • Steven Smith Guest

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