Full broadcast March 7, 2014
Friday March 7th, 2014
CHRIS: It’s Friday, March 7th and you are listening to Uptown Radio. I’m Chris Mossa
MARIE: And I’m Marie Shabaya. On today’s show: The political situation in Ukraine is sinking the country’s economy.
AX: “They are broke. They are bankrupt.”
CHRIS: The number of people dying from heroin overdoses is up in New York City. Lawmakers are scrambling to find solutions clinicians say will help the rising epidemic.
AX: “Increasing the criminal penalties is exactly the opposite of what we need to be doing right now.
MARIE: More parents are thinking about opting out of standardized testing. They say it makes their kids too anxious.
AX: “It’s not just a handful of kids that are experiencing these effects, it’s everywhere, and every parent feels this.”
CHRIS: And the Allman Brothers Band kicks off their last run of shows tonight at the Beacon Theater.
MARIE: All that and more on Uptown Radio. But first, the news.