COVID-19 Questions, Astronomy Tips, The Push To Defund Police Departments

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While many legal restrictions have been eased, coronavirus still poses a danger in Wisconsin. A doctor answers your questions on testing, precautions, and what to watch out for. We also hear about this month’s stargazing highlights. And we look at the push to defund police departments across the U.S.

Featured in this Show

  • How COVID-19 Hotspots Have Shifted, Assessing Risk As Places Reopen

    We talk to a public health expert about where things stand in the current phase of the coronavirus outbreak, where hotspots have shifted to, and how you can assess your risk with things like eating at restaurants and summer travel as the country continues to reopen.

  • Space News: Black Holes, Radio Waves, And More

    Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth and it’s only 1,000 light years away. We’ll talk to a science writer about this and other space news.

  • What Does Defunding Police Forces Look Like?

    Calls to cut funding for police departments – and in some cases, abolish them – have risen in recent days after the death of George Floyd. We look at what both options would involve and what they would mean for the communities police serve.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dr. Jonathan Temte Guest
  • David Eicher Guest
  • Jacqueline Helfgott Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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