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Lake Erie Dredging, Super Opioids, Statehouse Update

Lake Erie.  It's one of the region's most valued natural assets--supplying drinking water to more than 70 communities in Northeast Ohio.  The lake also supports jobs and recreation.  Lake Erie is at the center of ongoing discussions between both the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  

Plus, more powerful, dangerous opioids are moving into Northeast Ohio raising the stakes for law enforcement to stay ahead of the growing epidemic.

Then, a medical marijuana bill moves ahead in Ohio.



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William Friedman, President & CEO, Port of Cleveland 
Jim McCarty, Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer 
Tom Gilson, MD, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner 
Det. James Larkin, Lorain County Drug Task Force 
Doug Rohde, Supervisor of Chemistry & Toxicology, Lake County Crime Lab 
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief

Leigh Barr is a producer for the "Sound of Ideas" and the "Sound of Ideas Reporters Roundtable."