Capital Report: 03-24-2017

Mar 24, 2017

The rate of overdose deaths from opioids went up 75 percent between 2014 and 2015. And it continues to climb. Florida isn’t alone—opioid addition is ravaging parts of the U.S. The situation is critical in South Florida, where WLRN’s Peter Hayden brings us this report. A note to our listeners, some parts of this story may be disturbing.

This week Nevada's legislature ratified the Equal Rights Amendment.  It's been 40 years since the last state approved the provision and the move raises questions about Congress' 1982 deadline.  Today we'll hear from a reporter on the ground in Nevada and the Florida lawmaker sponsoring a ratification measure here.  But first we're going to look back to a 2015 story from Nick Evans about passing an amendment that's just a little bit older.