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Justice may be blind, but companies and officials go into judgments about the worth of life with eyes wide open.

How do you value a human life?

Depends on who’s asking. We speak with the King County Executive as we do each Tuesday, and a look at a studio about whether your pet can get COVID-19.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Howard Steven Friedman, Ultimate Price

The value of a human life is very different depending on whether you ask a public health official or a corporation. What about a hospital administrator versus your family or loved ones? Columbia University professor Howard Steven Friedman is author of the new book Ultimate Price: The Value We Place on Life.

County Executive Dow Constantine, 5.12

This week, we talked masks, enforcement, and police brutality with King County Executive Dow Constantine, and took your calls.

Can you give your dog COVID-19?

Home: a sanctuary against COVID-19 transmission. Right? Perhaps not when it comes to you and your pet. Dr. Julianne Meisner is a lead veterinarian on a study about COVID-19 in animals.