Episode 122

Psychedelics, 4-Day School Week, CA Church vs. Health Department

First, Ravi and Rikki chat about SBF’s insistence that he either get some vegan meals or stay out of prison. Then the hosts turn to the Fed’s latest rate hike, look back on the strange economic year that was 2022, and look forward to what’s coming in 2023. Finally, the hosts grapple with a heated debate playing out in Canada and here in the U.S. on the ethics of medically assisted suicide.


4-Day School Week [00:57]

Schools try 4-day weeks to keep teachers, and students may pay the price (Washington Post, 3/10/23)
Response to Information Request (Education Commission of the States, 1/30/23)
4 Studies to Know on 4-Day School Weeks (Education Week, 2/14/23)
What this school district learned from a 4-day week (PBS/YouTube, 8/29/18)
More states turning to 4-day school weeks to address teacher shortages (ABC/YouTube, 3/10/23)
4-day school week: Innovative or an inconvenience? (KSHB 41/YouTube, 12/16/22)
Does 4 Equal 5? Implementation and Outcomes of the Four-Day School Week (RAND Corporation, 2021)
Four-Day School Week Overview (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2020)
Four-day school week hurt housing market, academics in the 27J district, study suggests (Chalkbeat, 2/7/23)
Four-day school weeks, a nationwide symptom of tight budgets, lead to more youth crime, study finds (Chalkbeat, 4/3/18)
Juvenile crime and the four-day school week (Science Direct, 6/2018)
Response to Information Request (Education Commission of the States, 1/30/23)
The four-day school week: Impact on student academic performance (National Rural Education Association, 2011)
The four-day school week in rural Idaho schools (Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho, 2015)
Analysis of expenditures of districts on a four-day school week (Memorandum from Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma State Department of Education, 3/1/17)
Is the four-day school week detrimental to student success? (Journal of Education and Training Studies, 1/16/16)
Does shortening the school week impact student performance? Evidence from the four-day school week. (MIT Press Journal, 2015)
Effects of Four-Day School Weeks on Physical Education Exposure and Childhood Obesity (Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8/17/20)
Only a Matter of Time? The Role of Time in School on Four-Day School Week Achievement Impacts (Institute of Labor Economics, 6/21)
Does 4 Equal 5? Implementation and Outcomes of the Four-Day School Week (RAND Corporation, 2021)
Four-Day School Week Overview (National Conference of State Legislatures, 4/1/20)

Psychedelics [15:04]

Booker, Paul, Mace, Dean Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Research and Access to Potential Life Saving Drugs (Cory Booker, 3/8/23)
Proposed Breakthrough Therapies Act could make psychedelics more accessible, but experts advise caution (Spectrum 1 News, 1/25/23)
Cory Booker And Rand Paul File Revised Bill To Reschedule Psychedelic Breakthrough Therapies (Schedule 6 Foundation, 3/7/23)
Bipartisan, Bicameral Breakthrough Therapies Act proposed by Mace (The Ripon Advance, 3/9/23)
Psychedelic Legalization & Decriminalization Tracker (Psychedelic Alpha, 2/12/23)
Texas Lawmakers File Three Bills To Expand State-Sponsored Psychedelics Research (Marijuana Moment, 3/13/23)
Missouri Lawmakers Approve Bill To Promote Research On Psychedelics’ Medical Benefits (Schedule 6 Foundation, 3/7/23)
Lawmakers propose decriminalizing magic mushrooms for research (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/15/23)
Oklahoma assembly passes psychedelics research bill for Veteran PTSD (Mugglehead Magazine, 3/10/23)
Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Yale’s Pioneering Research on Psychedelics Gives Hope to Headache Disorder Community (Yale School of Medicine, 3/13/23)
Psychedelics May Be Part of U.S. Medicine Sooner Than You Think (Time, 3/8/23)
Breakthrough Therapies Act (United States Congress)

CA Church vs. Health Dept [31:21]

When a Renegade Church and a Zealous County Health Department Collide (Silent Lunch, The David Zweig Newsletter, 3/5/23)
California Supreme Court allows San Jose church to avoid over $200,000 in COVID-19 fines (Los Angeles Times, 12/2/22)
CC San Jose Continues to Battle in Religious Freedom Lawsuit (Calvary Chapel Magazine, 1/27/23)
Data Broker Is Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Abortion Clinics (Vice, 5/3/22)
The Inevitable Weaponization of App Data Is Here (Vice, 7/21/21)
Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret (The New York Times, 12/10/18)
Tracking Coronavirus in Santa Clara County, Calif.: Latest Map and Case Count (The New York Times, 3/16/23)
Santa Clara County, CA (Covid ActNow, 3/16/23)
Geospatial Data: A Comprehensive Guide (SafeGraph)
Supreme Court Rules Against Calif., Doubles Down On Religious Rights Amid Pandemic (NPR, 2/6/21)
South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Gavin Newsom (United States Supreme Court, 2/5/2021)