Investigation finds LVAD device may be failing patients, New poll surveys Wisconsin gun owners

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An investigation by KFF Health News finds a Wisconsin farmer, among others, may have died a premature death due to an FDA-approved medical device for people facing heart failure. We hear from the reporter. Then, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel team surveys Wisconsin gun owners to find why they own firearms.

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  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Daniel Chang Guest
  • John Diedrich Guest

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