Mastering Bread Baking, Limited Access To Opioids Affects Patients With Chronic Pain, Top News Story

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Kneading bread dough in a bowl

Since the rise of opioid-related addiction and deaths the CDC created strict guidelines that made it harder to acquire prescription opioids. We talk with an advocate who says lack of access to these drugs can significantly impact the lives of those living with chronic pain. We also learn the fundamentals of bread making on Food Friday and we take a look at an effort to close what’s often called the “dark store” loophole.

Featured in this Show

  • Food Friday: Demystifying Bread Baking

    Bread has been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years. But while bread has been foundational in human history, baking it can seem a bit daunting to many bakers. Ken Forkish, author of Flour Water Salt Yeast, guides us through the bread baking process and shares some recipes–including pizza dough!

  • Gov. Evers Says First Budget Will Attempt To Close 'Dark Store' Loophole

    Governor Tony Evers says he’ll try to close what’s often called the “dark store” loophole in his first state budget. We talk to a reporter from WisPolitics about what the loophole is, and arguments for and against the changes.

  • Advocate Says Opioid Crackdown Hurting People With Chronic Pain

    Opioid-related addiction and overdose deaths have been a central part of the public health conversation for the last few years. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Opioids were involved in 47,600 deaths in 2017.” And, guidelines put in place by the CDC have made getting prescription opioids more difficult. But for people with chronic pain, a lack of access to these drugs can have a significant impact on their daily lives. We speak to attorney and an advocate Kate Nicholson about what she thinks can be done to address the opioid crisis while caring for people in pain.

    Editor’s note: The original article cited an incorrect statistic and has been edited to reflect the actual number.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Ken Forkish Guest
  • Briana Reilly Guest
  • Kate Nicholson Guest