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Written by Cody Gough for WGNRadio. Check out the original article here

Brian discusses the Chicago teacher’s strike, Passion House Coffee’s partnership with Chance the Rapper’s charity SocialWorks and My State of Mind, Chicago decriminalizing mushrooms, the 17th Annual Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer (FoBAB), Rockin’ for a Cure, and more!

Brian opens the show by discussing the Chicago teacher’s strike and taking calls from listeners about how they’re talking to their kids about it.

Then, Joshua Millman, founder and owner of Passion House Coffee, and Justin Cunningham, co-founder of Chance the Rapper’s charity SocialWorks, join Brian in-studio to talk about the partnership between their two organizations. Passion House will now serve their award-winning cold coffee brew in specially designed cans, and with every purchase, 50 percent of the proceeds benefit My State of Mind, which is SocialWorks’ mental wellness solution. MSOM aims to unify the broader mental health community, increase access and visibility of services, and make it admirable to be honest with yourself and others.

Then, Brian talks about over the weekend, Chicago became the largest US city to decriminalize entheogens — basically, psychedelic plants and fungi. Cody then gives a cautionary tale of psychedelics that involves a gift shop in Amsterdam and “magic truffles” with some hilarious commentary from Brian.