Peninsula State Park History Through Girls’ Camp, JCPenney Bankruptcy, Poll Looking At Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

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In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo, Starr Roden, left, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department, administers a vaccination to Jonathan Detweiler, 6, at the facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Paul Vernon/AP photo 

We revisit some of the history of Door County’s Peninsula State Park, as told through a summer camp for girls. Then we discuss the impact of a retail giant falling on the fate of malls. And then a public health expert joins us to look at a new poll showing only half of the Americans surveyed as even willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, once one becomes available.

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  • Book Examines Peninsula State Park History Through Experiences Of Campers

    In 1909 the Wisconsin legislature designated almost 4,000 acres in Door County as Peninsula State Park. A few years later, two St. Louis women opened Camp Meenahga for girls. We discuss a new book that compiles the camp’s history, which encompasses two world wars and The Great Depression.

  • How JCPenney Bankruptcy Can Affect America's Shopping Malls

    Earlier this month the department store JCPenney filed for bankruptcy. Department stores make up 30 percent of total mall square-footage. We examine the ripple effects large retailers’ bankruptcy can have on America’s shopping malls.

  • New Poll Shows Half Of Americans Would Get COVID-19 Vaccine, Half Unsure Or Would Refuse

    A new poll from AP-NORC shows about half of Americans surveyed said they will get a coronavirus vaccine once it’s ready for the public, but the other half said they were either unsure or would refuse a vaccine. We talk to a public health expert about why, and what those numbers could mean for efforts to combat the virus.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Kathleen Harris Guest
  • Jerry O'Brien Guest
  • Dr. James Conway Guest

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