Rising fentanyl overdose deaths, Upcoming Badger football season

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The quarterback steps back while holding the ball before deciding what to do.
Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz holds the ball during the Badgers’ game against Penn State on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

First, we talk with efforts to combat fentanyl-laced drug overdoses with Department of Health Services’ director of opioid initiatives. The, UW-Madison’s athletic director gives an outlook for the upcoming sports seasons.

Featured in this Show

  • Fentanyl overdose deaths in Wisconsin have nearly doubled in recent years

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said earlier this month that fentanyl overdose deaths in Wisconsin almost doubled from 2019 to 2021. We learn more about the rise of fentanyl-laced drugs and what can be done to combat overdose deaths with the DHS Director of Opioid Initiatives.

  • The future of UW Athletics

    UW-Madison’s 2022 football season kicks off at Camp Randall this Saturday. Today, we talk with the university’s athletic director for an outlook on the season and changes to the Big Ten Conference.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Paul Krupski Guest
  • Chris McIntosh Guest