The Virtues Of Snail Mail, Visualizing The End Of Coronavirus, COVID-19 Spreading Through Meat Processing Plants

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We check in with a couple of snail mail enthusiasts to discuss the practice, while it’s still National Letter and Card Writing Month. Then we talk with a physician about the prospect and timeline for a coronavirus vaccine, and what the end of the pandemic could look like. And we talk about why meat processing plants have seen a growing number of COVID-19 cases.

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    While we have many choices of communication much faster than mail, many people continue to mail letters, art, and small objects to others, to bring themselves and the receivers joy. We talk with two avid snail mail senders about what they find so special about sending and receiving mail.

  • How Will The Coronavirus Pandemic End?

    While state and city governments release plans to reopen their economies, a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is likely many months away. We talk with a doctor about what goes into developing a vaccine, how to make it available, and what it will really take for the pandemic to end.

  • COVID-19 Spreading Through Meat Processing Plants

    Meat processing plants throughout the Midwest and Wisconsin have become hotspots for outbreaks of COVID-19. We’ll talk to a safety expert about why these workplaces are seeing an uptick in cases and what could be done to mitigate the spread of the disease.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Jennie Hinchcliff Guest
  • Donovan Beeson Guest
  • Dr. Jonathan Temte Guest
  • Deborah Berkowitz Guest

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