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A local gas station owner talks rising prices, and a look at the fight against the overdose crisis46:10
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Prices are displayed on a sign at a gas station in Milwaukee on Monday, March 14, 2022, with a billboard for medical services in the background.   With prices rising at their fastest rate in generations — and already lasting longer than many economists expected — the fear is that households across the country will start to see high, persistent inflation as the new normal. If that becomes the case, they could ramp up their purchases in hopes of buying ahead of further price increases, among other moves that would keep inflation elevated or push it even higher. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Prices are displayed on a sign at a gas station in Milwaukee on Monday, March 14, 2022, with a billboard for medical services in the background. With prices rising at their fastest rate in generations — and already lasting longer than many economists expected — the fear is that households across the country will start to see high, persistent inflation as the new normal. If that becomes the case, they could ramp up their purchases in hopes of buying ahead of further price increases, among other moves that would keep inflation elevated or push it even higher. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

This is the rundown for Radio Boston for June 22. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Are you feeling pain at the pump right now? We hear from one gas station owner about what he's seeing,, and we learn from a local economist how we got here and if there's relief in sight.
  • Deaths from fentanyl overdoses were at an all-time high last year. One parent shares her daughter's story. We also discuss efforts underway to save lives.
  • Lastly, we put on our dancing shoes to hear WBUR's "Con Salsa!" host José Massó talk about his favorite tunes. His show is celebrating its 47th anniversary.

This program aired on June 22, 2022.

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