Coronavirus Drug Trials, Native American Mascots

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A woman leans back in a car as her nose is swabbed for COVID-19
Penny Brooks, center, receives a COVID-19 test Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Big Foot High School in Walworth, Wis. The tests were administered by the Wisconsin National Guard and Walworth County health officials. Angela Major/WPR

A UW Health doctor discusses ongoing drug trials aiming at treating people infected with the coronavirus. Then, we look at Native American mascots in sports after the NFL’s Washington, D.C. football team announced retiring its name and the search for a new one.

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  • Another Push To End Race-Based Mascots In Schools

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. William Hartman Guest
  • Tricia Zunker Guest

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