A Police program to help addicts; how is technology in education working

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Guests: Mike Chitwood, Benjamin Herold

Outside of Philadelphia, Upper Darby Township has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic.  Last year there were 200 overdoses, of which 22 resulted in death.  In response, the township has launched a new program called Change Is Possible to help addicts.  It makes the police department a “safe haven” for users seeking help and connects them with treatment providers, instead of filing criminal charges.  Today on Radio Times, Marty talks to Upper Darby Police Superintendent MIKE CHITWOOD about this innovative program.   Then, we shift gears to look at how technology is changing K-12 education.  Producer Debbie Bilder talks with Education Week reporter BENJAMIN HEROLD about whether all the digital technology in schools is hurting or helping kids learn.

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