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Jun 23, 2020

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, we welcomed a pair of food safety experts on the podcast to help us understand what was going on. Now that a few months have passed, we welcome them back to talk about how the scientific understanding of the novel coronavirus has grown and changed. We talk about the importance...


Jun 4, 2020

In connection with the covid-19 health crisis, workers have lost their jobs outright, have been laid off with no recall to work date, have been furloughed, or are generally working fewer hours than they previously were. Those who are self-employed, work in the gig economy, and small business owners have also...


May 19, 2020

What happens when a pair of extension professionals set out to provide the two local school districts in their county with fresh beef for school lunches? They not only connect local beef producers with a meat locker to benefit all involved, but they also create more connections within the county and eventually expand...


May 14, 2020

It’s quite possible that by now, you’re getting a bit tired of being at home so much. On the other hand, for many families, the extra time at home has made for some deeper bonding between family members, rediscovering the dining room table (and eating around it!), and enjoying games and movies together. But not all...


May 12, 2020

It's been called "the science and art of preventing disease," and "the science of improving the health of people and their communities." Public health has other definitions, too, and the current pandemic just might push public health to front of the scientific field, overshadowing even our ongoing tussle over the future...