Looking Back At Lyme Disease Vaccine History, Bats And White Nose Syndrome, The Week In Washington

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Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council
Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council, center, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, to appear before a House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform joint interview with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

We talk with a science journalist about a new Lyme disease vaccine. In the midst of International Bat Week, we learn more about the impact of white nose syndrome on Wisconsin’s bats. And we discuss some top stories from Washington, including the latest on the House impeachment inquiry.

Featured in this Show

  • New Human Lyme Vaccine Hoping To Avoid Pitfalls Of Past Efforts

    In 1999, a human lyme disease vaccine was brought to market, but withdrawn three years later due to concerns over side effects. Now, a new effort is hoping to overcome those barriers. We talk with a science journalist about the past and future of the human lyme vaccine.

  • Checking In On White-Nose Syndrome

    With International Bat Week upon us, we check in on how white-nose syndrome is affecting Wisconsin’s bat population.

  • This Week In Washington – October 30, 2019

    House committees heard testimony from a White House official who listened in to a July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian leader Volodymr Zelensky. We look back at what he said and discuss the latest in the impeachment inquiry. Plus, a new project from former Congressman Paul Ryan.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Cassandra Willyard Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Daniel Newhauser Guest
  • Scott Wong Guest
  • Rachael Vasquez Interviewer

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