Curling championships, Mississippi River backwaters, Mental illness

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Members of a curling club sweep ahead of the rock
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The Wausau Curling Club joins us to share details of the upcoming national curling club championship they’re hosting. Then, a DNR researcher explains how the Mississippi River backwater system as deteriorated. Later, we talk to the author of a book about mental illnesses that fall outside of cultural norms.

Featured in this Show

  • Wausau hosts National Curling Club Championships

    Twenty-four men’s and women’s teams competed in this weekend’s USA Curling National Club Championships at the Wausau Curling Center. We speak with members of the Wausau Curling Club about hosting the event and the deep roots of curling culture in Central Wisconsin.

  • How we can help the Mississippi backwaters

    A DNR researcher discusses a degraded ecosystem — how humans have made it so, and how we can help make it better.

  • Mental illness on the margins

    An Indian woman diagnosed with schizophrenia who is viewed by some as a saint, a Black mother whose psychiatrists are unable to see how deeply racism shaped her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and a six-year-old girl diagnosed with anorexia before having even experienced the pressure to be thin are all case studies of mental illness in New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv’s new book “Strangers to Ourselves.” We talk with Aviv about what happens with mental illness falls outside medically- and culturally-defined norms.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Kim Susens Guest
  • Jim Force Guest
  • Shawn Giblin Guest
  • Rachel Aviv Guest

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