Wisconsin and the ‘Death of Public School,’ The mysteries of sleep

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Students in 2017 learn about searching for books and keeping track of what they’ve read in the library at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School, a charter school in Milwaukee. Ivan Moreno/AP Photo

The line between public and private education is blurring. Journalist Cara Fitzpatrick explains the extent in her book, “The Death of Public School.” Then, a University of Iowa behavioral neuroscientist explores how moving through the sleep cycle is vital to getting high-quality rest.

Featured in this Episode

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    Wisconsin played a key role in jeopardizing America’s public education system, says the author of “The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America.” The author discusses the blurred lines between public and private education. Original air date: Oct. 12, 2023

  • What happens in our bodies when we’re asleep?

    People spend a third of their lives sleeping, much of it dominated by REM sleep when many dreams occur. We talk with a leading authority on sleep to find out what is happening in our bodies during REM sleep. Original air date: Nov. 20, 2023

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Cara Fitzpatrick Guest
  • Mark Blumberg Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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