Reducing overdose deaths through harm reduction, Gannett journalists protest cutbacks

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Sections of a USA Today newspaper
Sections of a USA Today newspapers rest together, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Norwood, Mass. On Monday, Aug. 5, GateHouse Media, a chain backed by an investment firm, announced that it is buying USA Today owner Gannett Co. Steven Senne/AP Photo

A Wisconsin epidemiologist outlines harm reduction techniques that can help prevent overdose deaths. Then, we discuss how newspaper reporters across the nation are protesting poor working conditions and low pay.

Featured in this Show

  • Unpredictable overdose spikes in Wisconsin

    An overdose spike alert was recently issued by Public Health Madison and Dane County. An epidemiologist explains how overdose spike alerts work and describes what makes harm reduction resources most effective.

  • Journalists walk out at country's largest newspaper chain

    Hundreds of journalists at Gannett — the country’s largest newspaper chain — walked off the job earlier this week to protest low pay and working conditions. We speak with the president of the Milwaukee Newspaper Guild and a journalism professor about working conditions and the state of journalism.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Rachel Gicquelais Guest
  • Devi Shastri Guest
  • Dan Kennedy Guest

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