Privacy Concerns Over Video Surveillance Doorbells, New Research Study On Psychedelic Drugs

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A dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms
In this April 13, 2010 photo, one gram of psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, is seen on a scale at New York University in New York. A study conducted at the university examined the effects of hallucinogenic drugs on the emotional and psychological state of advanced cancer patients. Seth Wenig/AP Photo

We talk with a digital rights advocate on how video doorbells — and their makers’ relationships with police — may be encroaching on our privacy. Then, we hear about a new program at UW-Madison that explores how psychoactive drugs like psilocybin could treat mental health disorders.

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Episode Credits

  • Molly Stentz Host
  • Angelo Bautista Producer
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Evan Greer Guest
  • Cody Wenthur Guest

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