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.
This is a special time of year for the seagulls on Anacapa Island, the largest breeding ground for the Western gull in the Western U.S. The blooming wildflowers on the island make for a romantic setting for mating season.
Downtown Los Angeles is a complex place where people from all walks of life cross paths and sometimes collide. The spaces featured in this photo essay highlight areas where people have died after interactions with the police.