Flashpoint: Michigan senator discusses midterm election; What to know about the Adderall shortage

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A big, big week ahead in Detroit. Thanksgiving is just about here, which means the great tradition of America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White, is ready to make its annual march down Woodward Avenue. We’re thrilled as always to be your home for one of Detroit’s signature events -- and we invite you to be a part of it, either in person or watching from wherever you may be on the air, online and streaming on local four plus. But before we get to Thursday, there is plenty on tap this morning on Flashpoint. Changes are coming in Washington D.C. as the Republicans take over the house -- they’ve already got a laundry list of investigations they’d like to launch. And for the first time in two decades, House Democrats won’t be taking their marching orders from Nancy Pelosi. Yet, there aren’t as many changes coming as republicans had hoped as they continue the autopsy on the midterm. This morning, we’re going to talk with Michigan Senator Gary Peters. He’s the head of the democratic senatorial campaign committee, which looked like a lousy job going into the midterms, but Peters is being hailed as the chief strategist that kept the red wave at bay. We’re also going to get to two important topics away from politics. First, a nasty intersection of illness could be setting in. We’ve already got pediatric care units packed with RSV cases, and here comes flu season -- what many fear will be a new surge of COVID-19.

DETROIT – A big, big week ahead in Detroit. Thanksgiving is just about here, which means the great tradition of America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White, is ready to make its annual march down Woodward Avenue. We’re thrilled as always to be your home for one of Detroit’s signature events -- and we invite you to be a part of it, either in person or watching from wherever you may be on the air, online and streaming on local four plus.

But before we get to Thursday, there is plenty on tap this morning on Flashpoint. Changes are coming in Washington D.C. as the Republicans take over the house -- they’ve already got a laundry list of investigations they’d like to launch. And for the first time in two decades, House Democrats won’t be taking their marching orders from Nancy Pelosi. Yet, there aren’t as many changes coming as republicans had hoped as they continue the autopsy on the midterm. This morning, we talked with Michigan Senator Gary Peters. He’s the head of the democratic senatorial campaign committee, which looked like a lousy job going into the midterms, but Peters is being hailed as the chief strategist that kept the red wave at bay.

We discussed two important topics away from politics. First, a nasty intersection of illness could be setting in. We’ve already got pediatric care units packed with RSV cases, and here comes flu season -- what many fear will be a new surge of COVID-19.

Mark your calendars: Jason Colthorp and his wife, Ida, open up about their baby’s RSV scare

Also, on the health front, there is a shortage of the drug Adderall. The ADHD drug is in high demand. What are we to make of both the shortage and the huge demand?

Read -- FDA declares nationwide Adderall shortage: What you need to know


You can view the November 20, 2022, episode of Flashpoint in the video player above.


About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.