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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visits Oregon + Looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics with Jules Boykoff

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visits Oregon + Looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics with Jules Boykoff

July 16, 2021

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited Eugene, Springfield, and Corvallis this week to highlight how the president's vision would improve traffic safety, make historic investments to help cut carbon pollution and make everyday Americans' lives better. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana and a 2020 presidential candidate was a guest on this week's episode of Straight Talk. 

Pacific University political science professor and Olympics expert Jules Boykoff was also a guest on this week's episode of Straight Talk. Boykoff discussed the politics leading up to the Tokyo Olympics, athlete activism, and Northwest athletes to watch.

The pandemic’s impact on those struggling with addiction

The pandemic’s impact on those struggling with addiction

July 9, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control reported a record number of overdose related deaths during the pandemic and several studies showed binge drinking increased during that same time. 

This week, Straight Talk covered addiction and the impact the pandemic has had on those struggling. Two employees at the De Paul Treatment Centers joined to talk about the challenges doctors and their patients have navigated over the past year. They also shared advice for those who think they or a loved one may need help to deal with substance abuse.

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