Looking At Opioid Overdose Deaths, College Costs (And What You Could Be Paying)

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a fire medic holds a box containing naloxone hydrochloride
In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 photo, a fire medic holds a box containing naloxone hydrochloride which is carried in all their department’s emergency response vehicles, in Akron, Ohio. Keith Srakocic/AP Photos

We talk with an emergency physician about how the pandemic has played a role in the record number of opioid deaths last year, including in Wisconsin. And a money columnist who’s researched the variables involved in the price of higher education shares some of what he found, along with advice for navigating it all, as a student or parent.

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  • Uncovering The Real Costs Of College

    With the cost of higher education higher than ever, do you know exactly what you’re paying for, as a student or parent? Our guest has written a new book laying out what’s behind the prices of college today, and how to think about tackling paying them.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dr. Chris Eberlein Guest
  • Ron Lieber Guest