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Speaking Freely With Annette Newell

Jul 24, 2022

As I’ve been reporting for months now, Illegally manufactured fentanyl is a major factor in a huge spike in overdose deaths in Oregon.  Now, there’s a new Centers for Disease Control report confirming, this is a national trend. And it’s impacting teenage boys and young men, worse than any other group, with deadly...

Jul 18, 2022

As many in the Pacific Northwest with ties to Ukraine are watching, the battle continues with Russia.  President Volodymyr Zelensky is urging the international community to designate Russia as a terrorist state. I talked to Dr. Bridget Moix, an expert on international peace and conflict issues, about what it would take...

Jul 11, 2022

Another disease.  Another pandemic.  This time it's HMPXV, also called the human monkeypox virus.  Dr. Tim Menza with the Oregon Health Authority points out, it's now a national and international outbreak, with at least half a dozen cases in Oregon.  Dr. Menza is the Senior Health Advisor for Oregon's HMPXV response.

Jul 3, 2022

In this episode:

Alex Hoehn Saric, the Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, tells us about a new report showing a 25% increase in fireworks related injuries and deaths, and what needs to be done to stop the trend.

Washington Deputy Secretary of Health Lacy Fehrenbach, explains why she believes...