Mental illness, Farmland preservation

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We talk to the author of a book about mental illnesses that fall outside of cultural norms. Then, a lawmaker and a conservation expert join us to look at farmland preservation in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • Mental illness on the margins

    An Indian woman diagnosed with schizophrenia who is viewed by some as a saint, a Black mother whose psychiatrists are unable to see how deeply racism shaped her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and a six-year-old girl diagnosed with anorexia before having even experienced the pressure to be thin are all case studies of mental illness in New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv’s new book “Strangers to Ourselves.” We talk with Aviv about what happens with mental illness falls outside medically- and culturally-defined norms.

  • Farmland preservation and conservation efforts in Wisconsin

    A state representative shares his bill aiming to expand the Wisconsin Farmland Preservation Program. Then, we talk to farmland conservation and preservation efforts about the challenges farmers face in these areas.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rachel Aviv Guest
  • Loren Oldenburg Guest
  • Diane Mayerfeld Guest
  • Alison Volk Guest

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