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Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.  Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.

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Host: Scott LaMar

Smart Talk: What to do about PA's heroin epidemic

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 5, 2016 7:55 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, April 5, 2016:

As the heroin and opioid epidemic grows in Pennsylvania, families, treatment providers, law enforcement and policy makers search for ways to tame it.

There's a delicate balance that experts are seeking to find between addiction treatment, criminal charges and prevention of the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin.

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania recently reported on the extent of  heroin in all corners of the state.

The process to end the heroin and opioid crisis is the focus of Tuesday's Smart Talk.

Appearing on the program is Sen. Gene Yaw (R-PA), the Chairman of the Center of Rural Pennsylvania, Jack Carroll, Executive Director of the Cumberland-Perry County Drug and Alcohol Commission and Andy Watson,  a district attorney in Potter County.

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Gene Yaw and Jack Carroll

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