This week on Street Beat, host Syma Chowdhry looks at civic involvement and how a single person can make a difference.  Mark and Carol Garofoli lost their son to a drug addiction problem and have since dedicated themselves to changing the laws and so people like their son can get the help they need.

Then Community Correspondent Rodney Harris talks to Steve Tobocman, Co-Director of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, to find out how you can develop the skills to become one of the community and political leaders of the future.

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Then Tera Moon of the League of Women Voters-Oakland County explains how to be an informed voter.

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Street Beat: Grieving Parents Seek Drug Treatment Law Reform

Mark and Carol Garofoli recently appeared on Street Beat to talk about their son Mark, his dreams, his addiction and eventual suicide. They are gathering signatures for a bill to reform the laws regarding drug addiction treatment.


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