Wisconsin Experiencing A Drought, FDA Approves Anti-Alzheimer’s Drug

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receding waters at the drought-stricken Folsom Lake, CA
William Heinz parks his vehicle on a newly revealed piece of land due to receding waters at the drought-stricken Folsom Lake in Granite Bay, Calif., Saturday, May 22, 2021. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for most of the state. Josh Edelson/AP Photo

Wisconsin and other parts of the nation are experiencing a drought. We discuss what’s caused the conditions and what to watch for. Then, we get two perspectives on the newly FDA-approved drug to fight Alzheimer’s.

Featured in this Show

  • Drought In Southern Wisconsin, Western United States

    A metrologist explains what to make of the droughts happening in Wisconsin and the West.

  • Two Takes On Newly-Approved Anti-Alzheimer's Drug

    In a decision that continues to divide the medical community, the Food And Drug Administration recently approved a new drug to fight Alzheimer’s. We take a look at how it works, why it’s controversial and what the approval could mean for the future of regulation of prescription drugs.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Jonathan Erdman Guest
  • Dr. Andrew Budson Guest
  • Dr. Matthew Schrag Guest

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