Beth Israel Closing; A Spray to Treat Heroin Overdoses; The Cost of College

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Intranasal Naloxone spray, used to reverse the effects of a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital is scheduled to close in the next few years. WNYC's Fred Mogul explains what this means for Manhattan’s already shorthanded network of health care providers.
  • Following up on NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's comments on this show earlier this weekSharon Stancliff from the Harm Reduction Coalition explains how a spray that treats heroin overdoses works.
  • Did you ever decide NOT to attend college because you couldn't afford it? #30Issues continues to look at college costs, with The Hechinger Report's Jon Marcus.
  • Nathaniel R. Jones, a former lawyer and judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals who served as  general counsel for NAACP, discusses the evolution of racial equality in America, starting with the victories of the civil rights era and continues into present in Ferguson, Baltimore and beyond.