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Assignment Fox Cities

Wednesday, Feb, 19 2014

     Sex-trafficking, subjecting females to become sex slaves, is a topic
most of us would rather avoid.  But it's here, in the Fox Valley, in greater
measure than most of us realize.
     5 Stones is a local organization formed to "fight the giant of sex-trafficking,"
not only here but throughout Wisconsin.   Founding member Connie Campbell
is passionate about the organization's work. 
     Campbell shares that passion in a two-part Assignment Fox Cities series,
heard Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25th and 26th.   To get a cross-section
of the listening audience, each program is carried three times:  6:45 a.m.,
12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
     Both programs are worth a listen.  They may spur you to action and a
solution to the problem.

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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Feb, 17 2014

   State Representative John Nygren of Marinette knows how painful it is to
have a loved one hooked on heroin.  He and his family have  been on that
journey for nearly a decade.
   Despite that pain, Mr. Nygren shares details of that journey in a 22
minute Q&A .  It's personal, painful and powerful.  At the same time,
Representative Nygren is shepherding the "Good Samaritan" bill through
the legislative process.
   You'll find the story on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault and
Assignment Fox Cities.
   It should be of interest to all of us, especially parents.

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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Feb, 10 2014

     Mental health providers in the Fox Cities appealed to the media  to be sensitive,
compassionate, when reporting on issues of mental health and suicide.   The
ultimate goal is to prevent others from dying by suicide.
      That call for a shared partnership is the subject of an Assignment Fox Cities,
posted on our website, whby.com.
      Kathleen Fuchs and Sue Jungen call upon the media to not sensationalize stories
of suicide and mental illness, and to inform those suffering mental distress that there's
an abundance of help for those who need it.
      Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says "no matter where we live or what we do
every day,  each of us has a role in preventing suicide."
       You'll find the entire story on our home page, whby.com, under Audio Vault.


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Assignment Fox Cities

Thursday, Feb, 6 2014

     Members of the media and health care providers met this morning to find common ground
in covering stories of mental health issues and suicide.   The ultimate goal of the meeting was
to, hopefully,  prevent others from choosing to end their lives.  We both have an obligation to
work toward that end.
     From the media perspective, we must be more sensitive, compassionate, in the words
we choose to tell our stories.   From the medical side, there is an abundance of resources
available in the Fox Cities to assist those in pain.  Those resources should be part of every
story we generate.
     But  those same rules of sensitvity and compassion should apply to other platforms of
story-telling ---Twitter, Facebook and Blogging --- as well as day-to-day conversation.
      We'll discuss that partnership on a future Assignment Fox Cities.

  
    

    
     

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Assignment Fox Cities

Tuesday, Feb, 4 2014

      In light of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent overdose, we are advancing our Assignment Fox Cities on heroin use and abuse to run on-air Thursday, February 6th.   In the story, MEG Unit Project Manager Brad Dunlap tells us the incursion of heroin into the Fox Valley is a serious problem.  On a scale of 1 to 10 it's a solid 10.
     Dunlap says the potency of the heroin coming here is strong, but the purity has decreased, so it's dangerous to the end-user.   In addition, he speaks directly to parents, because high school students are being targeted.   You'll also hear that the number of seizures by law enforcement is up; so are the overdose numbers.
     You can hear it on WHBY Thursday, February 6th, at 6:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. It's worth a listen.

     Our two-part series on human trafficking will run the week of February 24th.



     

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