Dogs Could Help Identify Coronavirus, Pandemic Hurts Tax Revenue

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Empty highway in Milwaukee
The onramp to the Hoan Bridge is void of traffic Tuesday March 24, 2020, in Milwaukee. Morry Gash/AP Photo

We hear from a researcher who is working with dogs to determine whether they can detect COVID-19. We discuss how canines could help as societies reopen. Then, tax revenues may be significantly lower than projected as a result of the pandemic. We find out what that means for public budgets and services.

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Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Cynthia Otto Guest
  • Jason Stein Guest