Opioid Crisis Update, The Legacy Of Little Richard, Wildfires In Wisconsin

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A doctor joins us to discuss the unique challenges facing people addicted to opioids during this pandemic. We also look back at the life and legacy of Little Richard. Then, we talk to a wildfire prevention specialist about the burn restrictions now in place in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • An Update On The Opioid Crisis

    While the world has turned its attention to the COVID-19 outbreak, other medical issues are falling through the cracks — namely the ongoing opioid crisis. We talk to a doctor about the issue, and how the pandemic has made it difficult for people facing addiction to get help.

  • The Life And Legacy Of Little Richard

    Little Richard, best known for his flamboyant garb and hit songs including “Tutti Fruiti” and “Good Golly Miss Molly,” died over the weekend at the age of 87. We look at the mark he left on the music industry and popular culture.

  • Entering Wildfire Season In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin’s DNR has suspended all burning permits until further notice. We talk with a representative about this year’s wildfire threat level, and how that’s impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dr. Chris Eberlein Guest
  • Alexander Shashko Guest
  • Catherine Koele Guest

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