Where Auto Plants Close, Opioid Deaths Rise

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New research is out that ties economic issues can tie to health issues, specifically when it comes to auto plant closures.

On today’s show, we speak to Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani from The University Of Pennsylvania. He joins Jer to talk about the study by him and his colleagues in The Journal Of The American Medical Association, there were a stunning 85 percent more deaths related to opioids in communities where automotive factories closed. 

Then, two more stories you should know about: 

An update on more ooze – this time found in the City Of Detroit. 

And another large project in the area is being scaled back due to skyrocketing construction costs. 

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