(Hour 1a) Guest host Jim Rubens opened the show by talking about recent bouts of terrorism.  He then informed the listeners about reports coming from the primary interrogator of Sadam Hussein, before introducing Dr. Richard Barth, Jr, of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  They discussed the opioid epidemic, honing in on misuse of prescribed medication.  He then talked to Geoff Mulvihill of the Center for Public Integrity.  They spoke about the funding of opioids, deaths in the United States due to opioid addictions, transparency efforts and more.

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