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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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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Feb, 3 2014

     The drug of choice in the Fox Valley is heroin and the number of seizures by law
enforcement is on the rise.
     The agency leading the fight against trafficking, use and abuse of heroin is the MEG
Unit, a multi-county agency.   On a scale of 1 to 10, Project Manager Brad Dunlap says
the problem is a 10.
     According to Dunlap, the potency of the heroin coming into the market remains high,
but the purity has decreased, making it dangerous to the end-user.    Additionally, the
number of deaths from overdosing is on the rise.
     You can hear the entire report on our website, whby.com., under Audio Vault and
Assignment Fox Cities.  As part of the report, Dunlap has a message for parents,
because high school students are being targeted by the peddlers.


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Assignment Fox Cities

Friday, Jan, 31 2014

     If you're a news junkie you'll find a raft of items on our website, whby.com., under the
category of Assignment Fox Cities.   It's a collection of  informative items, some heavy,
others light-hearted. 
     For example: Timber Rattlers Stadium in Grand Chute is getting year-round use.  Outagamie
County Judge John Des Jardins is a member of the "chain gang," working the sidelines at
Lambeau Field in Green Bay.   Appleton police Sergeant Dave Lund tells how his department
uses social media to solve crimes. 
     Yee Lee Vue is an outreach specialist at the Appleton public library.  She urges members
of the community to take advantage of opportunities offered at the library.   And 5 Stones
founder Connie Campbell outlines the organization's mission:   Fighting The Giant Of
Sex-Trafficking.
     All are a collection of short vignettes.

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Assignment Fox Cities

Tuesday, Jan, 21 2014

    Human trafficking, subjecting women to become sex slaves, is a topic most
of us would rather not talk about.  But it's here, in the Fox Valley, in greater measure
than most of us realize.  Some of the victims are barely into their teens.
     An organization, 5 Stones, was formed to fight the practice.  Its position statement
is "fighting the giant of sex trafficking."  The founding member of 5 Stones is Connie
Campbell,  who maintains the  solution lies in awareness and education, not
punitive action.
     Take some time to hear the two-part series,  posted on our website, whby.com. 
You'll find it under Audio Vault as an Assignment Fox Cities. The message Connie
Campbell shares is an eye-opener and may encourage you to join the fight.


    
    
    

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Assignment Fox Cities

Friday, Jan, 10 2014

     As you watch the Green Bay Packers home football games you recognize the players
and coaches, but rarely do you pay attention to the "chain gang."   They're the ones who
keep tabs on yards gained and the downs.
     A member of that chain gang is Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins, who has been
performing those sideline chores for about 13 years.   Des Jardins had those duties at the
high school level, but  wanted to take it up a notch.   So he applied to the Packers and
was hired in 2000.
     Des Jardins is 5 foot 8,  weighs 150 pounds, and admits "it's pretty humbling" sharing
the sidelines with the those giants of the NFL.   The story is posted on our website, whby.com,
under Audio Vault.   You're sure to enjoy it.

 

    

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