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Checking In On What Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Could Mean For Connecticut

In 2018, around one thousand Connecticut residents died from opioid overdoses, according to the state’s Chief Medical Examiner.  Connecticut has joined nearly every state including thousands of municipalities in suing Stamford-based opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma.

This hour, we get the latest after Purdue filed for bankruptcy Sunday. Twenty states tentatively reached a multi-billion dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma. But we find out why Connecticut Attorney General William Tong says this settlement doesn’t go far enough.

Later, we hear from a Connecticut teen who’s helping organize a “Connecticut Climate Strike” this Friday in Hartford.

And we get the latest on the Bridgeport mayoral race.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

GUESTS:

  • Lenny Bernstein - Health and Medicine reporter for the Washington Post  who covers the opioid epidemic (@LennyMBernstein)
  • Mark Pazniokas - Capitol Bureau Chief at the Connecticut Mirror (@CTMirrorPaz)
  • Sena Wazer - 15 year old climate activist and freshman at UConn; she is one of the organizers of the Connecticut Climate Strike in Hartford, which will take place Friday, September 20

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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