Using Psychedelics To Treat Mental Illness, Measuring Wisconsin’s Academic Performance

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Students walk through the halls in a high school.
In this Aug. 29, 2013 photo, students walk through the halls during an open house for incoming freshman and transfer students at a high school in Philadelphia. Matt Slocum/AP Photo

We discuss new research looking at how psychedelic medicine could treat mental health illnesses like depression, anorexia and addiction. Then, we dive into newly-released state standardized test results out this week.

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    A new research center at Johns Hopkins University focusing on the use of psychedelic drugs in treating mental illnesses is the first of its kind in the U.S. A researcher joins us to explain where the science is at and what we still have to learn about how these substances can impact the brain.

  • New Data Measures Wisconsin’s Standardized Testing Scores

    New data shows nearly 60 percent of Wisconsin students in grade levels three through eight are not at the appropriate reading and writing level. Our guests shares what the numbers mean and how they compare to years past.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Alan K. Davis Guest
  • Heather DuBois Bourenane Guest