Earlier this month, Governor Tony Evers declared that 2019 is the year of clean drinking water in Wisconsin. Yesterday, he announced that he will propose legalizing medical marijuana in the upcoming budget. For today’s show, we hone in on these two emerging initiatives to get a clearer picture. First, we hear from Kerry Schumann, executive […]
In this episode, Patty explores the intersection between environmental justice and public health. She is joined in the studio by Monica Vohmann, a practicing family medicine physician and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Jimmy Para, staff attorney at Midwest Environmental Advocates. They discuss the importance of storytelling in helping people to see and […]
The CDC recently reported that Wisconsin is the fourth-worst state in the U.S. for Lyme disease. Learn more about ticks and tickborne infections on today’s segment. Host Patty Peltekos talks with investigative reporter and author Mary Beth Pfeiffer about her new book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change. They discuss the rising tick population […]
What’s the nature of inequality, and how does it manifest in society? What are its effects on the health of individuals? Substitute host Bert Zipperer speaks with British epidemiologist Dr. Richard Wilkinson. Dr. Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, and he’s the co-author of the title The Spirit Level, […]
Biologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and was […]
An interdisciplinary group of UW scholars, Randall Brown (Medical School), Susan Lederer (Medical History and Bioethics), and Rachel Kornfield (School of Journalism), come together to discuss the current opioid epidemic, which is making headlines nationally, in Wisconsin, and in Madison. Moderated by Steve Paulson.