Missteps In COVID-19 Preparation, Ph.D. Completion Program, Digital Democracy

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

We talk about how to preserve democracy online in a time of digital disinformation. An investigative reporter also shares potential missteps the CDC has made in preparing for the spread of coronavirus. We also hear about a program at Edgewood College letting Ph.D. students finish their degrees.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Caroline Chen Guest
  • Sara Jimenez Soffa Guest
  • Brittan Heller Guest

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