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Lorraine Cochran-Johnson


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Join me for an informative discussion on the alarming and ever growing use of opioids and fentenyl and learn the dangers of the latest street craze – xylacine.

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Episode 1

The Growing Opioid Crisis

As the synthetic opioid fentanyl is being mixed with Xylazine it is making the deadliest drug threat our country has ever faced even deadlier.

Episode 2


The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is on target to generate over $686,000 in funding for transportation and public safety projects with 15% for repair of general government, parks, libraries, fire stations, police stations, and facilities.

Episode 3

Understanding  Mental Illness

Mental Illness affects1 in 5 Americans and often goes untreated resulting in ongoing anguish that we have the ability to treat and change with proper intervention, counseling and resources.

Episode 4

Violence & Community

Across DeKalb and the United States we see an increase in acts of violent crimes and mass shootings, what is fueling crime in our communities and what can we do to stop this disturbing trend.



Stay Up to Date on Covid 19

In March 2020, as Covid-19 emerged our lives were changed forever. Across the globe, there are more than 2 million diagnosed cases of Covid-19 and

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Gun Violence In America

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wonder database, firearms accounted for nearly 19% of childhood deaths in ages 1 to 18 in

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DeKalb County SPLOST

The DeKalb SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) is a one-cent sales tax that provides funding exclusively for capital projects – roads, buildings, vehicles

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Xylazine Sweeping American Streets

Xylazine is a pharmaceutical drug used for sedation, anesthesia, muscle relaxation, and analgesia in animals, but today it is being mixed with fentanyl the most deadly

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