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Jan. 11, 2023: The story behind the story of ‘The Mask’; Learning to use Narcan

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52min 04sec
Courtesy Spike Adams
Clayton Adams wrote the allegorical tale “The Mask” as a 16-year-old.

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"The Mask" is a short story inspired by the life experiences of its author, Clayton Adams, of Aurora, whose own life ended much too soon. His parents, Spike Adams and Jamie Shimeall, talk with Ryan Warner about why they wanted it published. Later, as the state legislature looks to address drug addiction and the larger impact it has, we learn how to use Narcan when someone overdoses.