Fentanyl Use Spiking, Forest Wetland Research, Phone Upgrades

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Syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl
This Friday, June 1, 2018, photo, shows syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in an inpatient pharmacy. Rick Bowmer/AP Photo

The Drug Enforcement Agency is warning about the rise of fentanyl in opioid drugs. We hear about how the potent drug is impacting Wisconsin and why it’s becoming more common. We also hear from a researcher using acoustics to study rare wetlands in the state. Plus, a look at how phone upgrades affect what consumers are willing to buy.

Featured in this Show

  • Why Fentanyl Is Dominating The Illegal Drug Trade

    The Drug Enforcement Agency issued a warning this week about a steep increase in drugs laced with fentanyl, a painkiller linked to increased overdose deaths in recent years. We look at how fentanyl has come to dominate the drug trade and the dangers that poses to public health.

  • The Importance of Black Ash To Forest Health in Northern Wisconsin Wetland

    Forested wetlands are ecologically and culturally important but are not currently made a priority for management, worries our guest. We talk with a researcher working on both Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Lands about what how she’s trying to mitigate future harm to the wetlands.

  • How The Cycle Of New Phone Models Drives Purchasing

    The newest iPhone is out, but how much does it really improve upon previous models? We find out what the cycle of new phones offers users and how it’s affected consumer behavior.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Lt. Matthew Ronk Guest
  • Ben Westhoff Guest
  • Angela Waupochick Guest
  • Steve Noll Guest

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