Wisconsin wildfire season, Vaccination updates for children

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A girl in a pink face mask watches as a tie-dye bandage is stuck to her arm.
Five-year-old Kamille Phillips-Bolden gets a colorful bandage after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at Townsend Public School in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We learn about prescribed burns and other efforts to prevent wildfires. Then, we discuss the latest research on developing COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5.

Featured in this Show

  • Wildfire control and prescribed burning a spring focus of the DNR

    In Wisconsin, spring is the “burn season” – when wildfires are most likely to ignite and when prescribed fires are purposely set as a habitat management tool. We talk to two state DNR officials about how fire suppression and controlled burns go hand in hand.

  • UW research director on trials for coronavirus vaccine for children under 5

    As Wisconsin communities and businesses ease their masking guidelines, some parents are awaiting vaccination approval for their young children. We talk with the head of a clinical trial lab about the efforts to develop a vaccine for kids under five.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Marc Sass Guest
  • Michele Witecha Guest
  • Dr. Nasia Safdar Guest