A Wisconsin reporter’s coverage of the war in Ukraine, Increased Methadone access could help addicts

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The war-related death of a child and his family is mourned in Ukraine.
A relative mourns while embracing the body of 3-year-old Mykola Goryainiv, who died with his parents as they fled fighting in the Kharkiv region, during a funeral ceremony in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday. Andriy Andriyenko/AP Photo

While stationed in Poland, Reporter Katelyn Ferral covered the human impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She’ll share with us what she saw. Then, we talk with a pharmacy professor about access to Methadone, a synthetic narcotic used to treat opioid addiction.

Featured in this Show

  • The human toll of Russia's war on Ukraine

    Three days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Wisconsin reporter Katelyn Ferral landed in Eastern Europe to cover the war. We talk with her about what she saw and the stories she has yet to tell.

  • Pressure builds for changes to methadone distribution

    U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Rand Paul introduced legislation last month to ease the rules around the distribution of methadone, a synthetic narcotic used to treat opioid addiction. We speak with a professor at UW-Madison’s School of Pharmacy about the push to expand methadone access.

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Katelyn Ferral Guest
  • Jay Ford Guest

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