Today’s programs on WNHH radio take on mass incarceration and Ava DuVernay’s 13th, encourage girls and women in the black community to take back the streets through physical fitness, delve into city politics and Bob Dylan, and introduce listeners to a new work of literature that has been getting some high praise.
New Haven and four other Connecticut cities had more than 20 opioid overdose deaths in 2015, according to a comprehensive report on the state’s opioid epidemic released in town Thursday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he hopes will be used as a “blueprint’’ for future drug-fighting legislation.
There’s a lot of shame in being homeless, and it’s hard to talk about, said Morgan Harrison. He knows firsthand: He’s overcoming homelessness and on his way to a degree and a job as a railway engineer.
Talking honestly with a counselor — the first step in a solution — can be difficult, too, if you’re crammed with maybe another person into a broom closet-sized office with storage shelves above you, walls so thin everybody hears, and a door that can’t open without banging into a washer and dryer.
Instead of giving addicts Narcan after they overdose, as 16 people did in one day in New Haven recently, the government should give them “clean” drugs that won’t kill them, argues a federal drug warrior turned reformer.
As riders cleared the last few feet of the sixth “Closer to Free Ride” to fight cancer, Beth Frayne was one of the first faces to greet them. She made sure her turquoise pom-pom and small cowbell were at the ready.
Whether they rode 10 miles or 100 miles, she was there to yell: “Congratulations! You made it.”