This Week In Washington, Increase In Opioid Overdoses

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A Congressional correspondent with AP updates us on top national political stories, including passage of a major infrastructure budget resolution. Then we look at results of a new report detailing a rise in opioid-related deaths in Wisconsin during the coronavirus pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • Week In Washington: August 25, 2021

    House Democrats have passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution after a standoff with moderate Democrats threatened the measure’s future. We talk about what comes next, and the continued fallout for President Biden over the collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban.

  • Report Shows Increase In Overdose Deaths In Wisconsin During Pandemic

    A newly released report on opioid overdose incidents in Wisconsin shows an elevated number of opioid-related deaths during the coronavirus epidemic. We talk with a substance abuse healthcare professional about what has influenced the numbers so far and how we can help.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Lisa Mascaro Guest
  • Sheila Weix Guest