While the opioid crisis continues to affect people around the state, methamphetamines are still a bigger problem in many places. We talk about why it’s so prominent in western Wisconsin. We also hear about a new, gender non-binary doll from Mattel. Plus, we discuss why CVS is temporarily halting sales of a popular heartburn drug with concerns after testing showed low levels of a cancer-causing chemical found in samples.
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Reaction To Mattel's Launch Of Gender-Inclusive Dolls
The toy company behind the iconic Barbie doll — Mattel — announced a new line of gender-inclusive dolls. We talk to an author who’s written about the history of Barbie for perspective on how these new dolls fit into the toy’s cultural narrative.
CVS Pulls Zantac From Shelves After FDA Confirms Low Levels Of Cancer Causing Chemical Found In Samples
CVS, the country’s largest pharmacy chain, is halting sales of a popular heartburn medicine known to many as Zantac after the FDA confirmed low levels of a carcinogen found in drug samples. We talk to a drug industry reporter about what we know so far, and what to do if you’re taking the medication.
A Look At Western Wisconsin's Methamphetamine Problem
Often overshadowed by the opioids crisis, the biggest drug problem in some communities across America – especially western Wisconsin – remains methamphetamines. We talk with the Polk County sheriff about why it’s so prevalent there and what’s being done to crack down on it.
- Rob Ferrett Host
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