Voters elect Democratic socialist legislators, Study examines processed food addiction

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Wisconsin State Capitol
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Two freshman Milwaukee representatives discuss their efforts to reinstate Wisconsin’s socialist caucus. Then, we talk about new research on processed food addiction among older adults.

Featured in this Show

  • Socialists elected to Wisconsin Legislature for first time in 90 years

    Milwaukee has elected socialist legislators to the Assembly for the first time in nine decades. We speak with the two representatives about their legislative priorities and how they’d like to influence the Democratic Party.

  • Food addiction among seniors

    A recent survey found 13 percent of adults between 50 and 80 years old are addicted to highly processed foods and almost half show at least one sign of food addiction. We talk to a University of Michigan psychologist about what qualifies as food addiction and why it’s on the rise.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Rep. Darrin Madison Guest
  • Rep. Ryan Clancy Guest
  • Ashley Gearhardt Guest

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