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Coming Clean - The Drug Crisis



The Drug Crisis in Columbia County and surrounding areas has hit a fever pitch, with a record setting 22 fatal drug overdoses in 2016 alone. Rehabs are full, the county coroner is buying more body bags, and people are sick of losing their sons, daughters, husbands and wives to this epidemic. That is why WHLM produced week-long segment on the Morning Buzz called "Coming Clean: The Drug Crisis" that will run from 8:30-9:00 am October 24th-28th. We will be taking a detailed look at the drug crisis with area experts, in order to expose just how bad this epidemic is. We will be looking at the crisis from different angles: Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Mental Health, Emergency Medicine, and through the lens of History and Politics. Join us October 24th-28th for this exposé only on NEWSRADIO WHLM.


WHLM would like to give a special thank you to the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters for presenting us an Excellence in Broadcasting award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program Series





Monday October 24th @8:30
Topic: Overview of the Crisis/Local Activism 
Dave Reilly- Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance (BADA)
Tuesday October 25th @8:30
Topic: Emergency Medicine/Seeking Treatment and Recovery
Elizabeth Krepich- Paramedic with Greater Columbia Medical Transport
Lucy Evans- Counselor at Gaudenzia Rehab
Wednesday October 26th @8:30
Topic: Law Enforcement/Local Statistics
Roger VanLoan- Chief of Bloomsburg Police Department
Kenneth Strish- Chief of Berwick Police Department

Thursday October 27th @8:30
Topic: Criminal Justice/Drug Court
Hon. Thomas James- Columbia County District President Judge
Hon. Thomas Liepold- Columbia County District Attorney

Friday October 28th @8:30
Topic: Historical Overview/The Politics of Drugs/Cultural Subversion
John Potash- Author of "Drugs As Weapons Against Us"


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