Numb to gun tragedies, Medicaid enrollment

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An attendee holds a candle during the vigil Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

A psychologist joins us to explain how we become numb to repeated news of mass shootings in the U.S. Then, a health policy expert walks us through issues with the Medicaid enrollment process.

Featured in this Show

  • Why we get psychologically numb to the frequency of mass shootings in the U.S.

    Mass shootings continue to occur at a high volume in the U.S., but news of these tragedies are becoming more commonplace and less shocking. A psychologist helps us better understand how we become numb to these stories and what we can do about it.

  • What to know about renewing Medicaid coverage

    Some Wisconsin residents have already been disqualified from renewing their Medicaid coverage, due to the end of a coverage renewal suspension that started in March of 2020. We learn why this is happening, and how to make sure you can renew coverage if need be.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Paul Slovic Guest
  • Bobby Peterson Guest

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