One million COVID-19 deaths, Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial

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An empty room in the ICU on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We talk to a Wisconsin philosophy professor and college dean about how we process one million deaths from COVID-19. Then, a sociologist joins us to look at the impact of the ongoing civil trial involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

Featured in this Show

  • Comprehending one million COVID-19 deaths

    One million people in the U.S. have died due to COVID-19, a number that can be difficult to comprehend. We talk to a Wisconsin philosopher about remembering the individual tragedies caused by the pandemic, and discuss how to make sense of the large-scale loss the country has endured.

  • How Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's trial could impact survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence

    A sociologist who studies sexual violence talks about some of the concerns she has coming out of the publicity around actor Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Eric Boynton Guest
  • Nicole Bedera Guest

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