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caption: People wait for 15 minutes after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday, January 24, 2021, during a one-day pop up Covid-19 vaccine clinic at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle.
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People wait for 15 minutes after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday, January 24, 2021, during a one-day pop up Covid-19 vaccine clinic at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle.
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January 26th | The ethics of augmenting your brain and body

King county executive Dow Constantine answers your questions about the vaccination rollout amid growing concerns over fairness and frustrations with dose availability. Also, a neuroscientist and philosopher talk about the ethical considerations when pioneering cutting-edge technologies for the brain and nervous system. And we hear how one woman is keeping a Seattle-based supper club going, pandemic and all.

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

King County Executive Dow Constantine 01.26

We hear from King County Executive Dow Constatine about coronavirus case counts, the new virus variants and growing concerns around fairness and access for those who are having a hard time getting vaccinated despite being eligible for it.

Ethics of neurotechnology

Scientists are pioneering novel technology to help ailments of the brain and nervous system. We hear from University of Washingon philosophy professor Sara Goering and Chet Moritz, the co-director of the Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington about the ethical concerns of neurotechnology.

Tender Hearts Supper Club

COVID has upended pretty much every sphere of our lives, including dinner parties. Caitlyn Edson shares how she's been able to keep her Seattle-based Tender Hearts Supper Club going and the importance of coming together, even virtually, to share a meal, recipes or reminisces about heart-warming meals.