Affirmative Action ruling, MDMA and the brain

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A law professor joins us to look at the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against affirmative action programs in college admissions. Then, we talk to the author of a new book looking at the research into how MDMA can affect the brain.

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  • Supreme Court rules against affirmative action in universities

    On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ended a Harvard and University of North Carolina policy of considering a student’s race when accepting applications. We talk with a UW-Madison Law professor about what the ruling means for Wisconsin’s public and private universities.

  • The healing potential of MDMA

    MDMA, also known as ecstasy or Molly, is a party drug and a Schedule I substance. But scientists are finding that the drug has massive potential when it comes to healing trauma, depression, addiction, eating disorders and more. We talk to a journalist who’s explored the drug from every angle about what research about MDMA is teaching us about our brains and healing.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Anuj Desai Guest
  • Rachel Nuwer Guest

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