Time Perception, Unemployment Claims Backlog, Opioid Prescription Rates

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Despite more awareness of opioid addiction, painkiller prescription rates remain high. We find out what the numbers show. A Republican state Senator joins us to discuss why he thinks Governor Evers is failing to lead on the issue of unemployment. We also look into why time might feel like it’s moving at a different speed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • Every Day Feels Like Wednesday Now: Time Perception And The Pandemic

    Time may pass at the same rate for everyone, but we experience it and perceive it differently. We talk with a researcher who has been taking a look at our experience of time during the pandemic — and learn why some of us are perpetually stuck in a Wednesday mood.

  • Republican State Senator Weighs In On Wisconsin's Unemployment Claims Backlog

    According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, more than 138,000 unemployment claims await processing with some dating back to March. While the agency says it’s chipping away at the backlog, our guest Republican lawmaker explains why he’s blaming the issue on a lack of leadership.

  • Despite More Awareness Of Opioid Addiction, Prescription Rates Still High

    Opioid drug addiction is recognized as a national health crisis, but doctors and dentists continue to prescribe opioid painkillers at high rates. That’s according to an NPR investigation that tracked prescriptions around the country. We find out why the numbers are still high and the impact it has on addiction.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Ruth Ogden Guest
  • Dale Kooyenga Guest
  • Brian Mann Guest