A weekly look at the biggest stories making news and their impact on the nation and our daily lives. From the pandemic to policing to social justice, each week CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues brings listeners to the front lines of the headlines depicting the profound and permanent ways in which we all are experiencing an America: Changed Forever.
The nation’s drug crisis, this week on ‘America: Changed Forever.” In the grips of the pandemic, over 93,000 people died from an overdose in 2020. Host Jeff Pegues speaks with Shannon Monnat, a professor of sociology at Syracuse University about drug abuse and the role the COVID19 pandemic may have played in last year's drug-related deaths. We'll also hear from Cathy Lawley who lost her son Michael to a fentanyl overdose. Plus, Jeff looks at the Department of Justice's plan to crack down on gun trafficking.