Drunk Driving Law Reforms, Psychedelic Mushroom Research, America’s Test Kitchen Fall Recipes

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Hallucinogenic mushrooms have been illegal in the US since the 1960s, but some UW researchers are studying health benefits of the drug’s active ingredient. The leaders of the study explain why they’re interested in studying mushrooms, and what they’ve found so far. We’re also joined by the host of America’s Test Kitchen to discuss our favorite fall recipes, and look at a renewed effort by lawmakers to create minimum penalties for drunk drivers who injure others.

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  • Lawmakers Renew Effort To Pass Minimum Penalties For Drunk Driving Injuries

    State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create minimum penalties for drunk drivers that injure others. An investigative reporter explores the struggles of passing drunk driving reforms in Wisconsin, and tells us how he thinks this bill will fare.

  • UW Conducts Study On Benefits Of Psilocybin Mushrooms

    Since the late 1960s, psilocybin mushrooms have been illegal in the United States due to their hallucinogenic effects on the human mind.

    But recently UW-Madison researchers have been conducting a study on the potential health benefits of psilocybin, the active ingredient in these psychoactive mushrooms. We’ll talk to the researches from the study about the potential benefits these mushrooms may have for humans.

  • Food Friday: Chris Kimball Comes To Milwaukee

    On November 3rd, America’s Test Kitchen host Chris Kimball will be at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the popular test kitchen. Ahead of that event, he shares his favorite fall recipes and cooking tips.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Bill Lueders Guest
  • Karen M. Cooper Guest
  • Paul Hutson Guest
  • Chris Kimball Guest