A Deeper Dive – January 8, 2023

Brian Weigand is back continuing his look at the series “High Stakes” by talking to Centra Health ER Doctor, Mike Weigner, the ladies from Horizon Behavioral Health Rhonda Turner, Jennifer Smith Ramey, and Januwaa Davis, as well as Lynchburg Fire Chief Greg Wormser on their experience with Fentanyl in the Lynchburg area. WLNI · A […]

A Deeper Dive – December 18, 2022

Brian Weigand is joined by Sarah, a recovering addict of fentanyl, to discuss how dangerous the drug can be. He also talks to Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Bethany Harrison to continue the fentanyl discussion and its impact around the Hill City. Lastly, Neil Jackson joins to talk about the ongoing opioid epidemic and how he’s planning […]

Dr. Mike Weigner Talks Fentanyl in the ER

Dr. Mike Weigner from Centra Health joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to continue their series “High Stakes” and talk about seeing more Fentanyl cases as an ER doctor, what makes Fentanyl different from other drugs, what age groups are using it more?, is it more men than women?, are some people coming into […]

A Deeper Dive – December 18, 2022

Brian Weigand is joined by Katie Tubb from the Heritage Foundation to talk about nuclear power in Virginia. He also talks with Virginia Attorney General, Jason Miyares, about Fentanyl and other state topics. Finally, he chats with Brian Kilmeade from Fox News about national politics. WLNI · A Deeper Dive 12/18/2022

Shannon Zimmerman Talks Fentanyl in the Area

Captain Shannon Zimmerman from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to continue the High Stakes segment by talking about seeing more and more Fentanyl, has the drug caused arrests procedure to go differently, is there more incentive to take drugs with Fentanyl in it, does Bedford County have enough […]

Jason Miyares Talks One Pill Can Kill Campaign

Virginia Attorney General, Jason Miayres, joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to continue their series High Stakes by talking about his “One Pill Can Kill” campaign, the Fentanyl problem in Virginia, joining with other Attorney Generals to get Fentanyl and opioids reclassified as weapons of mass destruction, as well as the Superintendent of Loudon […]

Former Addict Talks Dangers of Fentanyl

In the newest segment of High Stakes, Mari and Brian talk with a former Fentanyl addict, Sarah, about her journey of becoming addicted, what made her seek help, does she worry about relapsing, and more. WLNI · High Stakes: Sarah 12/07/2022

Dr. Thomas Eppes Talks History of Opioids

Dr. Thomas Eppes from CVFP Medical Group joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to continue the “High Stakes” Feature by talking about the history of opioids, why opioids are given out so much, becoming addicted to opioids, are we going to see more opioid problems in Lynchburg, and more. WLNI · The Morningline: Dr. […]

Neil Brereton Jackson Talks Fenblock

Neil Brereton Jackson joins Mari and Brian on The Morningline to talk about what led him to wanting to make a difference in the Fentanyl fight locally and in the country, creating Fenblock and how it works, and more. WLNI · The Morningline: Neil Brereton Jackson 11/30/2022

Horizon Behavioral Health Talks Fentanyl and Addiction in the Lynchburg Area

Rhonda Turner, Jennifer Smith Ramey, and Januwaa Davis from Horizon Behavioral Health join Mari and Brian on The Morningline to continue their High Stakes series and talk about the steady increase in overdose deaths in the Lynchburg area, Fentanyl and things that it is being cut with, how people become addicted, when they come in […]