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At 10:00 am this morning, WFPL News will broadcast On Point live. The topic of the hour is prescription drug abuse, which is a major problem in Kentucky. The White House drug czar has called Kentucky “ground zero” for the problem.

The Courier-Journal‘s Laura Ungar–who wrote the Prescription for Tragedy series–will appear on the show, along with Charleston Gazette reporter Alison Knezevich, Saint Petersburg Times and Miami Herald reporter Janet Zink and Regina Labelle, who is with the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The reporters represent major legs of the so-called pill pipeline, which begins in Florida and heads north toward Kentucky.

We’re airing this hour live because we’re committed to covering local and regional news, and providing a forum for you to take part in important discussions like this.

You can call 1-800-423-8255 during the show to discus the topic.

The Diane Rehm Show will air at 11am this morning.