Gov Calls A Special Session On Opioid Abuse, Opioids Take A Toll On Rural Moms And Babies, Diet Advice From The Mayo Clinic

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Governor Walker has called a special legislative session to address the state’s opioid epidemic. We find out what he hopes to accomplish and by what means. Some of the people who are the hardest hit in the opioid crisis are rural mothers and their babies. We talk with a pediatrician about her concerns. Many try to start the year with better eating habits. A doctor shares advice on how to make lasting lifestyle changes for healthy eating.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Jessie Opoien Guest
  • Dr. Nicole Villapiano Guest
  • Dr. Donald Hensrud Guest