Frac Sand Permit Dispute Heads To State Supreme Court, 2017 Resolutions, Legalizing Drugs

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A guest professor and author says that the war on drugs has failed, citing unjust incarceration and an increase in some drug use. He explains his argument to legalize all drugs and establish regulations to discourage substance abuse. We also invite you to share your New Year’s resolutions with us. Plus, as a dispute over a Trempealeau county frac sand mining permit heads to the state Supreme Court, county officials worry the outcome may limit future public input into such decisions.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • William Bogart Guest

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