Coyote Populations In The City, Unequal Coverage Of Missing Persons Cases

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Heard On The Morning Show
Photo credit: Dru Bloomfield – At Home in Scottsdale

Every year there are hundreds of thousands of missing person cases in America, yet the average citizen will only hear about a handful of them in the media. We look at what type of missing persons cases get the most coverage and why others are often overlooked. We also hear about a group of researchers studying coyote populations living in urban areas.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Zach Sommers Guest