Fourth COVID-19 vaccine shots, Down syndrome advocacy, New Wisconsin rail route

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Lurie Children’s hospital registered nurse Melissa Balanon prepares a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Lurie Children’s hospital Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago. Health officials hailed shots for kids ages 5 to 11 as a major breakthrough after more than 18 months of illness, hospitalizations, deaths and disrupted education. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

The author of a new book joins us to share how money is funneled into the United States. Then, we talk to an advocate for people with down syndrome about her work. Later, we learn more about a new train route from Minneapolis to Milwaukee to Chicago with a railroad expert.

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Episode Credits

  • Molly Stentz Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Ajay Sethi Guest
  • Terry Brown Guest