What More Than A Year Of Data Can Tell Us About COVID, Well-Known Stars And Human Existence

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Stars are seen over the remains of Sapega's castle in Belarus
Stars are seen over the remains of Sapega’s castle in the village of Ruzhany, 250 km (155 miles) south-west of Minsk, Belarus, late Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. Sergei Grits/AP Photo

A reporter shares some of the work he and others did looking at new local, state and national data around the novel coronavirus and who it affected most. And we talk with an astronomer about 21 of space’s most famous stars, and what they can tell us about our place in the universe.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • John Diedrich Guest
  • Giles Sparrow Guest

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