Human and primate brains, Chronic wasting disease, Memorializing tragedies

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A neuroscientist joins us to share his research comparing human and primate brains. Then, we learn more about chronic wasting disease and the DNR’s deer donation program. Later, we talk to a writer about the ways the U.S. can properly memorialize tragedies in the country.

Featured in this Show

  • Researchers compare brains of human, non-human primates

    Although physical appearances may not match, researchers are discovering that part of the brain in human and non-human primates are pretty similar. A neuroscientist joins us to talk about what this discovery can mean for science and our understanding of intellectual disabilities.

  • Looking at DNR's deer donation program and chronic wasting disease

    With gun deer season underway in Wisconsin, we get an update on chronic wasting disease in the state’s deer herd, and learn about a state program to share donated venison with food pantries.

  • What can Germany teach the US about how to remember dark periods in history?

    A staff writer for The Atlantic joins the show to talk about what the U.S. can learn from Germany about how to publicly remember dark periods in a country’s history, and why the way we memorialize those moments matters.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Andre Sousa Guest
  • Brad Koele Guest
  • Clint Smith Guest

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