Governor signs fentanyl enforcement bills, Free speech and disinformation

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Democratic Gov. Tony Evers delivers his 2021 budget address.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers delivers his 2021 budget address. Screenshot from YouTube 

Governor Tony Evers signed several bills last week aimed at reducing the supply of fentanyl in the state. We talk with a doctor about the state of the opioid crisis and what kind of impact the new laws could have. We also talk with the author of a new book on how to preserve free speech while addressing lies and misinformation in our political debates.

Featured in this Show

  • New laws penalize making and distributing fentanyl

    We learn about how several new laws just signed by Governor Tony Evers aim to bring down the known — and unknowing — use of the drug fentanyl in Wisconsin.

  • Election law expert on how 'Cheap Speech' has changed American politics

    Election law expert Richard Hasen joins the show to talk about the 2020 election, its aftermath and his new book “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics―and How to Cure It.”

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dr. Chris Eberlein Guest
  • Richard Hasen Guest

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