Russian oil ban, Opioid settlement funding

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Gasoline prices are displayed at a station Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Shoreline, Wash. Prices for U.S. consumers jumped 6.8% in November compared with a year earlier as surging costs for food, energy, housing, autos and clothing left Americans enduring their highest annual inflation rate in 39 years. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

We look at the impact of the U.S. ban on Russian oil and gas with the help of an energy policy expert. Then, Wisconsin’s attorney general joins us to share how the state will spend the money it received in a settlement with opioid companies.

Featured in this Show

  • The U.S. ban on Russian oil and gas

    President Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. would ban all imports of Russian oil and natural gas. An expert explains the impact this will have on U.S. consumers and the Russian economy and delves into the role of energy in international conflict.

  • How Wisconsin will distribute its share of the $26 billion opioid settlement

    In a recently announced settlement with companies that distribute opioids, Wisconsin stands to receive more than $400 million. We talk to Attorney General Josh Kaul about how that money will be used, and when towns and cities can expect the funding.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Jonathan Elkind Guest
  • Josh Kaul Guest

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