Schools ask voters for more money, Leader of technical colleges leaving post, Boom in construction jobs, Ethics of medical psychedelics 

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In this file photo, a construction worker looks up at a freeway. On Friday, March 8, 2024, the U.S. government issued its February jobs report. Alex Gallardo/AP Photo

We learn why Milwaukee Public Schools will ask voters for more funding. Then, the retiring head of Wisconsin’s technical college system reflects on changes and challenges in higher education. Then, we explore recent economic news with a WPR reporter. Then, we look at the ethics of using psychedelics in medicine.

Featured in this Episode

  • Ahead of April referendum, new report shows fiscal analysis of Milwaukee Public Schools

    This April, Milwaukee Public Schools will hold a referendum to exceed the state’s revenue limit by $252 million over four years. A new Wisconsin Policy Forum report gives analysis of the financial needs of the largest school district in the state. 

  • Wisconsin Technical College System president discusses retirement, pathways to careers

    Last week, the president of Wisconsin’s technical college system announced plans to retire. Morna Foy joins the show to discuss the decision and share an update on the state’s 16 campuses. Plus, we review access to technical education.

  • Economic news with a WPR reporter

    In January, Wisconsin hit a record high number of construction jobs. Plus, this month, the Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence heard public input on the effects AI is having on the state labor market. We talk with a WPR reporter about their latest stories. 

  • The ethics of medicalizing psychedelics

    Once criminalized, psychedelic therapies are now a booming industry. But how do scientists adopt and patent medical practices that have been around for millennia? We speak with David Casimir, who co-founded a nonprofit, curated library of information on psychedelic substances. Original air date: Nov. 13, 2023

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Rob Henken Guest
  • Morna Foy Guest
  • Joe Schulz Guest
  • David Casimir Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director