Using Psychedelics To Treat PTSD; Are Playgrounds Too Safe?
Should playgrounds be a little less safe? That's what some play specialists are advocating. We talk to Rebecca Faulkner, who runs the nonprofit play:ground NYC. Also, the federal government is allowing a small number of people with treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder to use psychedelics as part of their therapy. KQED's Laura Klivans has the story.
Diverse Electorate Builds Power In Nevada's Labor Unions; Grieving Celebrities
The death of Kobe Bryant has had a profound impact on the public despite most not knowing him personally. We speak with a clinical psychologist about why we grieve celebrities when they die. Also, the Nevada caucuses are Saturday and the winner will likely appeal to the most diverse electorate yet in the nominating process. Many of those voters are also active in Nevada's powerful labor unions. Host Peter O'Dowd reports from Las Vegas.
Couple Under COVID-19 Quarantine; Las Vegas Debate Party
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the debate stage for the first time in the 2020 Democratic campaign. The debate in Las Vegas comes ahead of Saturday's Nevada caucuses. Host Peter O'Dowd went to a debate watch party with a group of Las Vegas Democrats. Also, Tyler and Rachel Torres were on their honeymoon on the Diamond Princess when COVID-19 hit. After nearly two weeks of quarantine on the ship, they're now in another quarantine in Texas. They tell us about their experience.
'Ordinary Love' Film; Australian Government Moves To Protect Wildlife
Actors Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson join us to talk about their new film "Ordinary Love," which explores a couple's relationship when the wife is diagnosed with breast cancer. Also, the Australian government is working alongside scientists to help wildlife recover from habitat loss after massive bushfires burned tens of millions of acres of land and killed an estimated 1 billion animals.
Alison Brie On Her New Film 'Horse Girl'; The NBA's 'Greek Freak'
Alison Brie co-wrote and stars in the new Netflix film "Horse Girl." We talk with Brie about the film, which centers around a young woman who experiences a series of disturbing incidents that lead her to believe she's being abducted. Also, 25-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo has taken the NBA by storm. The forward has one particularly dedicated fanbase: American Greeks who are inspired by his rise and his family's immigration story. WBEZ's Dan Mihalopoulos reports.