Drug Overdoses In Virginia

Posted by: toddw 11/23/2020 10:31 PM

Drug Overdoses In Virginia

Monday, November 23, 2020

After the Washington Post reported on students experiencing racism at the Virginia Military Institute, Governor Ralph Northam ordered an investigation into the culture at VMI. Since then, VMI's superintendent was pressured to resign and its Board of Visitors voted to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson. Virginia State Senator Tommy Norment, a 1968 graduate of VMI, joins us to discuss the situation and his op-ed in The Roanoke Times. Later, we'll discuss how COVID-19 has affected drug abuse and drug overdoses in the state.

Today's Guests:
Sen. Tommy Norment - VA-03
Justin Reid - Director of Community Initiatives, Virginia Humanities
Kaleb Tucker - Recent VMI Graduate
Kathrin "Rosie" Hobron - Office Of The Chief Medical Examiner, Virginia Department Of Health
Michael Zohab - State Opioid Response Grant Manager, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services

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