Gallagher on Russian invasion of Ukraine, Debate over herbal extract kratom

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Yulia Khalikova (left), a postdoctoral student who is originally from Russia, gathers with other UW-Madison students to protest Russia’s attack on Ukraine outside Bascom Hall on Thursday. Diane Bezucha/WPR

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher discusses the American response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Then, an addiction psychiatrist answers questions about the herbal extract kratom following recent efforts to legalize it in Wisconsin.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Representative Mike Gallagher Guest
  • Dr. Ritu Bhatnagar Guest

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