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CO2 Pipeline Project Planned for Iowa; Carnism and Our Relationship with Animals; An Omaha Physician Writes about Patient Zeroes in History; Another Small Wonder from Jim Schaap

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This week on The Exchange . . . Why some Iowans are concerned about a proposed carbon capture pipeline that would use farmland and perhaps eminent domain to continue the route. We talk with one of the project organizers from Navigator CO2.

Also, we talk with an Omaha physician who writes Young Adult fiction in her free time. Lydia Kang has now written a non-fiction book about the origins of some of our most dreaded diseases and viruses, including COVID-19. It's called Patient Zero.

Patient Zero by Doctor Lydia Kang and Nate Pederson
Patient Zero by Doctor Lydia Kang and Nate Pederson

And we talk with another physician who has been writing about a deadly pandemic. Charlotte, North Carolina doctor Kimmery Martin. Before the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, Martin started writing about a doctor who takes on a world-wide virus that threatens her own children, in a novel called Doctors and Friends.

Also, we talk with a Harvard-educated psychologist who explains why eating animals may be making us less compassionate. Melanie Joy also describes some ways to ease into eating a largely meatless diet in her book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows.

And today Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer talks with two local artists about their new exhibitions, and the inspiration for their work.

And Jim Schaap remembers a Native American woman who worked to make life better for her people and others. We also have another Small Wonder.

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