Looking Back At Diabetes, Coronavirus’ Impact On Demand For Produce And Farmers

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A historian walks us through some of the demographic aspects of the history of diabetes she details in her new book. We also talk with a pair of farmers about how their work and finances have been affected by lowered demand related to the pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • The History Of Who Gets Diabetes

    We discuss some of the racial and ethnic factors in the cultural history of diabetes with the author of a new book on the topic.

  • Familiar With Uncertainty, Farmers Take On Covid-19 Challenges

    Restaurants are at reduced capacity and buying less wholesale produce, and many farmer’s markets are pared down, but farmers can’t undo their early spring plantings. We talk with two Wisconsin growers about how the pandemic has impacted their farm season, how to plan in these strange times, and where their profit has come from the most this summer.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Arleen Tuchman Guest
  • Tracy Vinz Guest
  • Shawn Kuhn Guest

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