Oct 9, 2019: California Power Outages; Psychedelic Substances Research

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In California, the utility PG&E has begun shutting off electricity because of concerns of high winds and the potential for wildfires. Host Peter O'Dowd speaks with KQED's Brian Watt about power outages that are expected to impact hundreds of thousands of people across the state. Also, Johns Hopkins University has launched a center for psychedelic research with $17 million in donations from private donors. We talk with William Richards, a psychologist at Johns Hopkins, about his decades-long research into how psychedelic substances can treat mental illnesses. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's October 9, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on October 9, 2019.


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