Wisconsin’s new GOP chair, An update on state opioid crisis

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Prescription bottles on a conveyor belt
In this July 10, 2018 file photo, bottles of prescription medicines ride on a conveyor belt at a pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. Julio Cortez/AP Photo

Wisconsin’s newly elected Republic Party chairman discusses party fundraising and the role of former President Donald Trump in the party. The director of opioid initiatives with the Department of Health Services provides updates on how the national opioid crisis is affecting Wisconsin.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Brian Schimming Guest
  • Paul Krupski Guest