Schizophrenia treatment, Home-smoked meat, Student grading system

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A schizophrenia specialist joins us to explain the barriers to better treatment for the mental health condition. Then, this week’s edition of Food Friday brings us tips from a Duluth smokehouse. Later, we learn more about an effort to eliminate letter grading for students at some Wisconsin schools

Featured in this Episode

  • Better schizophrenia treatment is out there — What's standing in the way?

    The medical field has made advancements in treatment for schizophrenia, but not everyone has access to them. A psychiatrist joins us to explain what options are available and what barriers exist.

  • Food Friday: Home-smoked meat

    A popular smokehouse in Duluth put out a cookbook. For this week’s edition of Food Friday, we get tips and tricks for smoking our own foods at home.

  • What to know about the standards-based grading system being implemented in some Wisconsin schools

    The Madison Metropolitan School District is piloting a standards-based grading system instead of the traditional letter grades for some ninth-grade classes. We hear from an assistant principal and a teacher-leader about how the grading works and why it could be better for students.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Ron Diamond Guest
  • Ned Netzel Guest
  • Corri Hess Guest
  • Meghan Willauer Guest
  • Jocelyn Lepinski Guest
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director

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