Conservation of Wisconsin forest, Concern over respiratory illnesses

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A child getting a vaccine in a doctor's office
A child getting a vaccine. Centers for Disease Control/Unpslash

First, we hear about an effort to protect 70,000 acres of forest near Rhinelander. Then, a doctor from Gundersen Health explains what we need to know about respiratory illnesses poised to circulate this winter and an RSV vaccine in development.

Featured in this Show

  • National conservation group facilitates largest land protection deal in Wisconsin history

    Awaiting final approval by the Wisconsin Legislature is a deal to protect 70,000 acres of forestland east of Rhinelander, the largest such project in state history. We speak with a representative from national Conservation Fund, about why it purchased the land and what it means for Wisconsin.

  • RSV cases continue to rise in Wisconsin

    Cases of RSV, or human respiratory syncytial virus, are abnormally high in Wisconsin and around the nation, and health officials expect a continued rise. We talk to a Gundersen Health Systems pediatrician about hospital capacity and potential maternal vaccine for RSV that Pfizer announced Tuesday.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Clint Miller Guest
  • Dr. Rajiv Naik Guest

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