Top state health official on COVID-19 news, How Eau Claire’s battle with invasive beetles is going

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A boy in a face mask looks away as a physicians assistant injects a booster shot into his arm.
Peter Cordes, 14, receives a COVID-19 booster shot from Sally Johannsen on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at a Public Health Madison & Dane County clinic in Madison, Wis. Emphasizing the benefits of vaccines, Johannsen said, “people thank us, but I thank you.” Angela Major/WPR

First, we discuss the latest on COVID-19 with a top state epidemiologist. Then, we hear from Eau Claire’s forestry supervisor how the city is combating the invasive emerald ash borer.

Featured in this Show

  • State epidemiologist discusses COVID-19 cases

    Health care professionals are cautiously optimistic that vaccines and treatments are lessening the severity of COVID-19 infections. Still, new cases are on the rise in Wisconsin. We ask the state epidemiologist about this chapter of the pandemic.

  • Eau Claire's fight against the emerald ash borer

    Since 2013, the city of Eau Claire has removed 7,000 ash trees to contain the emerald ash borer population. We talk with the forestry supervisor to get an inside look at the city’s tree inventory and its fight against the invasive species.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard Guest
  • Matthew Staudenmaier Guest

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