Back on June 25, the Perpetual Notion Machine learned a little about the immune system – how it works, the organs and cells, that it can remember previous infections, and what triggers an immune response. Our guest was Matt Reynolds, an immunologist in pathobiological sciences at UW-Madison. Tonight, Matt is back to extend our conversation […]
During the White House’s coronavirus briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the COVID-19 pandemic showed that health disparities among African Americans were “unacceptable.” Earlier today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services updated its COVID-19 webpage with race and ethnicity information about patients who’ve been […]
Tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine discusses the psychological effects from COVID-19, mainly how social isolation, even when it’s voluntary, can lead to loneliness and feelings of stress. The show didn’t quite come off perfectly. PNM apologizes to those who listened and heard the problems we faced at the beginning. We tried to connect […]
As manufacturing of personal protective equipment (or PPEs) and other medical gear ramps up, 3D printing is being used as a stopgap to meet healthcare workers’ needs. Tim Osswald is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and co-Director of the Polymer Engineering Center at UW-Madison. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Osswald to learn more about […]
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is undecided about whether or not next week’s presidential primary should take place as scheduled. Earlier today, the Commission failed to pass a proposal from Commissioner Chair Dean Knudson that would have had the Commission tell a federal court it doesn’t think the election should be moved. Three Commissioners appointed by […]
Like a slowly tightening fence, social restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak are making people’s worlds smaller and smaller. WORT reporter Helena White shares her experiences about how the shutdown was felt in her household.