Rising to the Challenge: A podcast by the University of Illinois System

Episode 2: Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3 Testing

Host Gwen Macsai talks with Dr. Martin Burke from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign about developing the rapid saliva test, gets a look at the SHIELD Illinois Program with Ron Watkins from UIUC and learns how the University of Illinois Chicago is getting tests to the homeless with Dr. Stockton Mayer and Rebecca Singer. Then talks to Anant Naik about the children's book he wrote about COVID. It's called Heroes of the Pandemic: Those Who Stood up Against COVID-19.

Rising to the Challenge: A podcast by the University of Illinois System

Episode 1: A Shot In the Arm

Host Gwen Macsai visits with University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen, gets an update on vaccine development with Dr. Richard Novak and checks in with University of Illinois women's tennis coach Evan Clark who is running to raise money for a COVID Relief Fund.