Vets And Covid, Income Inequality And Social Separation

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Ruthanne Chun embraces Scout in the oncology waiting room
Ruthanne Chun DVM’91, associate dean for clinical affairs and teaching hospital director at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, embraces Scout in the oncology waiting room at UW Veterinary Care. Photo courtesy of WeatherTech

The leader of a Wisconsin veterinary organization talks about the toll the pandemic has taken on that line of service, and how vets and pet-owners can make things better. Then we discuss with a sociologist how the widening gap in incomes is making it more difficult for people to understand each other and their perspectives.

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  • How The Growing Economic Divide Prevents Us From Learning About Others' Lives

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Jo-ell Carson Guest
  • Jonathan Mijs Guest

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