This Week In Washington, Opioid Crisis Report

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A new report finds that opioid deaths are likely to be far more numerous than what official numbers from the states report. A doctor shares what’s behind the discrepancy and what the numbers look like in Wisconsin. We also discuss the top political stories of the week, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s criticism of President Trump.

Featured in this Show

  • Week In Washington – August 9, 2017

    In our weekly recap of national politics, we look at criticism President Trump is getting from key members of his own party, like Senator Mitch McConnell. We also talk about Trump’s threat to respond to North Korea with “fire and fury” if it endangers the U.S.

  • How To Combat The Opioid Crisis In Wisconsin, Nation

    President Trump is calling for more to be done to combat the opioid crisis nationwide. We speak with Dr. Mike Miller, Medical Director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, about why opioids became such an issue and what can be done to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the state.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Sahil Kapur Guest
  • Dr. Mike Miller Guest