KNX News to Present Live Town Hall on Fentanyl Crisis Facing Southern California Teens

Amid Unprecedented Crisis, “Deadly High: Teens & Fentanyl” will Share Stories of Survival and Factual Information from Trusted Experts

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 28, 2022 – Amid an unprecedented crisis of teen overdoses, KNX News (97.1 FM and 1070 AM) will present a live town hall on November 29 called “Deadly High: Teens and Fentanyl.” The one-hour event will take place in the Audacy SoundSpace on Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile and will be broadcast live on KNX News 97.1 FM, the Audacy app, and on video at starting at 5:00 p.m. PT

Fueled by social media distribution networks, fentanyl  killed more than 1,600 people in Los Angeles County alone in the last year, sparking urgent warnings from local and federal officials. Vicky Moore and Mike Simpson, hosts of “LA’s Morning News” on KNX, will be joined by Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent Alberto Carvalho along with survivors, experts, and dozens of local students to separate fact from misinformation for parents and teens desperate for answers.

“There is no issue more pressing for the communities we serve,” said Jeff Federman, Regional President, Audacy Southern California. “Fentanyl is killing our kids, and we want to use our agenda-setting KNX News platform to make sure teens and parents are aware of the dangers.”

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Dr. Scott Hadland, Chief of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, addiction medicine specialist & professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Art Stone, Detective and Special Fentanyl Investigations Unit lead, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Amy Neville, mother of 14-year-old Alexander Neville, who died from a fentanyl overdose
  • Nathaniel Shin, North Hollywood High School senior, Student Representative on LAUSD Board of Education
  • Ava Boris, Van Nuys High School senior, member of Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Council

Listeners can tune in to KNX News (97.1 FM and 1070 AM) in Southern California on air and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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