Behind the Story: RX Dangers | KCET
Behind the Story: RX Dangers
According to the White House, prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the nation. As we revealed in "Rx Dangers," the problem hits close to home for some Southern California families.
Here, correspondent Michael Okwu discusses the challenge of navigating such a sensitive topic with the families who experienced it firsthand. He also relates an incredible story that didn't fit the segment — from a young man who is still struggling to come to terms with the consequences of his own drug abuse.
The drive from California to the Arizona border on Interstate 8 can be an uneventful one, until you reach a 21-foot, pink-granite pyramid curiously erected in the Sonoran Desert that marks the “Center of the World.”
For the past five years, a parched California has meant beekeepers have been struggling. However, while the holistic effects of recent rains have yet to be determined, for the beekeeping community here in L.A., the benefits are immediate and noticeable.