Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal, Rural School Funding, Drug Overdoses Reach New High

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This photo shows syringes of the opioid painkiller fentanyl in an inpatient pharmacy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017. We talk to a Wisconsin healthcare expert to learn more about local data and experiences. We also find out more about changes in rural school funding and we discuss the latest in the banking and tax fraud allegations against President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Featured in this Show

  • This Week In Washington – August 22, 2018

    Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of bank and tax fraud, and President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to multiple fraud counts. We find out what the developments mean for the President. We also talk about a new anti-corruption platform from Senator Elizabeth Warren and look at the spending expected to flow into Wisconsin’s midterm races.

  • How Student Enrollment Decline In Wisconsin's Rural School Districts Affects Funding Challenges

    As Wisconsin students get ready to head back to school, we talk to an education researcher about how enrollment decline at Wisconsin’s rural schools is impacting their budgets.

  • CDC Reports Record Number Of Opioid Drug Overdose Deaths In 2017

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report that found 72,000 people died of opioid-related overdoses in 2017. The agency believes the figure could be higher. We speak with Dr. Chris Eberlein of Gundersen Health-Lacrosse about the report and what the state and federal governments should do to address the crisis.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Reid Epstein Guest
  • Sarah Kemp Guest
  • Dr. Chris Eberlein Guest

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