Legislation aimed at helping children in poverty, Using ecstasy to treat PTSD, Traveling Shakespeare theater

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Actors from the Starling Shakespeare Company practicing a performance of “Twelfth Night” in Ripon. Photo courtesy of the Starling Shakespeare Company

Featured in this Episode

  • US Rep. Gwen Moore discusses child welfare bills

    U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore recently introduced two bills to support the nation’s child welfare system: Preventing Child Welfare Entry Caused by Poverty Act and the Youth and Family Engagement in Child Welfare Act. Rep. Moore talks about what these laws would mean for Wisconsin.

  • UW-Madison researchers on the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, including MDMA

    Madison was the only Midwest site for phase 3 trials of a psychedelic-assisted therapy treatment for Post-traumatic stress disorder. We learn about the potential for these substances in improving mental health.

  • Shakespeare in the park

    Starling Shakespeare Company is a traveling theater troupe that rehearses in Ripon and performs in parks in the upper Midwest. We learn why the company is based in Wisconsin, how it presents Shakespeare to modern audiences and what the performers are looking forward to during this summer’s tour.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Rep. Gwen Moore Guest
  • Dr. Chantelle Thomas Guest
  • Dr. Christopher Nicholas Guest
  • Jessie Lillis Guest
  • Kristin Yates Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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