While COVID-19 continues to spread throughout most of the world, life is resuming a semblance of normalcy for some Americans, thanks to the miracle and privilege of available vaccines. What now? What can we expect from this phase of the pandemic and a post-vax summer? For today’s pandemic check-in, we first speak with Janel Heinrich […]
Two Wisconsin icons, dairy cows and fresh water, appear to be at war. Two new studies, one from U.S. Department of Agriculture research engineer Tucker Burch and one from USDA microbiologist Mark Borchardt, find that in Northeast Wisconsin cow manure flowing into drinking waters accounts for ~76% of human gastrointestinal illnesses. Worse yet, the normal […]
“Until we start to deal with agriculture and food, we’re going to continue having public health and environmental crises,” says food journalist Mark Bittman. “We haven’t turned the corner on this issue yet, but there’s an opportunity for us to turn the corner.” Today, Mark Bittman joins us to talk about our relationship to food […]
Photo by Paul Hermann Today, local leaders unveiled a 5-year plan to reduce violence in the city of Madison and Dane County. They say the plan will use a public health, data-driven approach to preventing violence. The plan, titled “Madison Dane County Violence Prevention: A Roadmap to Reducing Violence,” was introduced at a press conference […]
On his way out the door, President Trump has handed fossil fuel industries and other polluters an enormous gift. After years of wrangling, the EPA’s so-called “secret science” rule went into effect on January 6, 2021. The rule mandates that scientists make public all data used for studies that become the basis for environmental regulations. […]
For today’s New Year’s Eve show, Allen looks back on 2020 and lessons from the pandemic with Marc Rosenthal, a practicing nurse and activist in social justice, environmental, and anti-fascist movements who has been working as a volunteer street medic in Madison.