Feeding a Kid’s Appetite For Adventure, Jails Adapt To Rise In Inmates Experiencing Withdrawals, Judge Kavanaugh And Woman Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault Agree To Meet

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In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess and manage Kavanaugh’s prospects after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington Post and described an encounter she believes was attempted rape. Kavanaugh reported to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

On Monday, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of sexual assault. We learn more about the woman who has come forward with the accusation and what will happen with the nomination at this juncture. We also discuss how Wisconsin’s jails are reacting to an uptick in the number of inmates experiencing opioid withdrawals. And we hear from the author of a book that encourages children to dream of traveling to far-flung places.

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  • Jails Challenged By More Inmates Experiencing Opioid Withdrawals

    In 2013, the number of inmates in the Outagamie County Jail that experienced opioid withdrawal symptoms was 25. In 2017, it was 460. We talk with a reporter about what withdrawals are like for those in custody and how corrections officials are trying to adapt to the growing issue.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Dylan Thuras Guest
  • Chris Mueller Guest