First News on 570 for Friday, February 1st, 2019

 

6:13- Bill Zimpfer- It’s Super Bowl Weekend, and former voice of the Miami Dolphins Bill Zimpfer will have a preview

7:13- Ray Stagich WX

7:43- POLITICS AND PASTRY: CAN’T WE ALL JUST SNACK ALONG?

As the political climate gets hotter and seems to transcend one issue after another, even baked goods are getting caught in a divide that’s far from delicious. Ken Bellingham stirred up controversy and got branded a cookie monster for writing “Build that Wall” on cookies at his bakery in Washington state. Bellingham eventually apologized and said it was joke, but critics thought his creation was a half-baked idea. There have also been several boycotts against bakeries thought to be supportive of President Trump. Are customers no longer willing to put sugar before politics? Fox’s STEVE RAPPOPORT has a look at this sour trend seeping into our sweet treats.

FOX News Radio’s STEVE RAPPOPORT

8:13- STUDY LINKS DRUG MAKER GIFTS FOR DOCTORS TO MORE OVERDOSE DEATHS

A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation's addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician marketing was less aggressive. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, said the industry spent about $40 million promoting opioid medications to nearly 68,000 doctors from 2013 through 2015, including by paying for meals, trips and consulting fees. And it found that for every three additional payments that companies made to doctors per 100,000 people in a county, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids there a year later were 18 percent higher.

Why do so many doctors allow themselves to create a conflict of interest and risk losing their license?

Ethics Specialist CHUCK GALLAGHER

8:43- SUPER BOWL ADS PREVIEW

Thirty-second spots during the 2019 Super Bowl (LIII) are selling for approx. $5 million, which is close to the same as ads from 2018. The Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. on Feb. 3, 2019. The halftime entertainment headliner will be Maroon 5, and have had a bit of a hard time finding a replacement after several artists turned down offers. Just before Christmas it was announced that Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 during the halftime show. If you're like most people, on Sunday you're going to be in front of a screen watching Super Bowl 53. But what will you be most excited to see? Some people watch the big game for the football, while others watch the Super Bowl for the halftime show. And some people will be watching Super Bowl LIII for the commercials.

Advertising Analyst ELLIOT MAYEN

8:52- Tank Spencer Super Bowl 53- Patriots vs Rams

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