The creation of the Federal Radio Commission seemed to have helped shift the public’s opinion of radio from a detriment to the youth to a valuable educational supplement. After radio licenses were restricted to those who worked in the public interest, station owners decided to create their own educational programs. Sceptics were hard-pressed to continue claiming that radio was detrimental to the youth as students suddenly had access to programs ranging from French lessons to historical re-enactments, designed to complement and enrich their classroom discussions.
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To curb drug deaths, communities turn to Reddit, texts and wastewater
With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here