White House Addresses Opioid Epidemic, Reckless Driving In Milwaukee, Oscars Roundup

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The number of deaths per year caused by traffic crashes in Milwaukee has been skyrocketing and residents are becoming very concerned. We take a look at where the safety concerns lie. We also discuss the White House summit on the opioid crisis and talk about the upcoming Oscars Awards.

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  • White House Holds Summit On Opioid Crisis, Signals Support For Litigation Against Pharmaceutical Companies

    President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency in October. The Centers for Disease Control estimated the number of opioid overdose deaths at more than 42,000 in 2016. Today, the White House held a summit outlining strategies to combat the issue. The summit comes on the heels of the Department of Justice announcement yesterday supporting local and state lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. We speak with Dr. Chris Eberlein of Gundersen Health-LaCrosse about the summit today and what strategies the federal government could implement to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths.

  • Reckless Driving Incidents Spike In Milwaukee

    Milwaukee saw a dramatic spike in traffic fatalities in 2017. City officials blame reckless driving, calling it an “epidemic”… but there’s no quick fix.

  • Oscar Night Predictions

    We talk to a film critic who shares his predictions for the best movies and performances for the 90th annual Academy Awards.

    What do you think was the best movie of the year? What movies or acting performances do you think deserve an Oscar?

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Gretchen Brown Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Brad Kolberg Producer
  • Dr. Chris Eberlein Guest
  • Elliot Hughes Guest
  • Reggie Ponder Guest