Five Controversial Policies Discussed, Questioning Mindfulness Apps, Flu Season Kickoff

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We discuss unpopular policies, including adding robots to the manufacturing sector, that our guest thinks it would be smart for the U.S. to actually adopt. Then we talk about whether calm and mindfulness apps distort actual Buddhist teachings. And flu season is off to a hot start in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Defending Unpopular National Policies

    We talk to a Bloomberg columnist and former finance professor about policies — such as rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and increasing H-1B visas — he says the U.S. should enact or return to, despite their controversy or unpopularity.

  • How Much Actual Buddhism Is There In Your Mindfulness App?

    We talk with a pair of Buddhism scholars who argue popular smartphone apps promoting the idea of mindfulness from Buddhism leave out other important teachings from the religion.

  • Flu Season Arrives Early In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin health officials say six people have died and 38 have been hospitalized from the flu since September 1. We look at what this season may have in store, what to know about getting vaccinated and other ways to keep from getting sick.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Noah Smith Guest
  • Gregory Grieve Guest
  • Beverley McGuire Guest
  • Tom Haupt Guest

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