Disaster relief, Alcohol deaths in Wisconsin

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A disaster researcher shares what we can do individually to aid relief for prominent disasters. Then, a health expert joins us to discuss the problems with Wisconsin’s drinking culture and the health problems it contributes to.

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    In the wake of the wildfires in Maui and Hurricane Idalia, many are looking for ways to help those affected beyond the traditional “thoughts and prayers.” We talk to a disaster relief expert about what we can do as individuals to contribute to relief efforts in the aftermath of a catastrophic event, and how we can be prepared for the next one.

  • The health consequences of Wisconsin's drinking culture

    Alcohol-related deaths in Wisconsin nearly tripled from 1999 to 2020. The state has among the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the nation — and among the lowest perceptions of binge-drinking as risky behavior. We talk to an expert about Wisconsin’s drinking problem, and evidence-based polices to address it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tricia Wachtendorf Guest
  • Maureen Busalacchi Guest

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