Ongoing Opioid Epidemic, Shifts In Student Enrollment

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A student logs into a remote learning site on his laptop
Javin Lujan Lopez, 17, a senior at at Pojoaque High School logs into a remote learning site on his laptop, at his home in Espanola, N.M., Feb. 22, 2021. Cedar Attanasio/AP Photo

We get the latest on the continuing opioid epidemic. Then, we hear about major shifts in enrollment at K-12 schools.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Steven Potter Technical Director
  • Dr. Nora Volkow Guest
  • Mark Sommerhauser Guest
  • Charlie Heckel Guest