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Media collaborating to find solutions to opioid crisis/Canada's Consul General

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jul 6, 2018 4:51 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, July 6, 2018:

WITF and Smart Talk have focused a spotlight on the opioid crisis often over the past five years.  We've heard it called the worst drug epidemic many people have ever seen.  There have been stories of death and grief, but also of hope and finding a solution to the scourge.

WITF is one of more than 50 print, digital and broadcast news organizations that are teaming up for a project called State of Emergency: Search for Solutions to Pennsylvania's Opioid Crisis.  Stories from every area of the state are being published or broadcast to show how government agencies, businesses, first responders, families of victims and ordinary citizens are battling opioids.

More than 2,200 Pennsylvanians died of opioid overdoses in 2016 and there are very few signs the overdoses are slowing down.

Cate Barron, Vice President of Content at PennLive and the Patriot-News is one of the editors overseeing the project and she appears on Friday's Smart Talk.

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Cate Barron

Also, the Counsul General of Canada was in Harrisburg last month and joined us on Smart Talk.  This week, Canada imposed tariffs on some American imports in retaliation for President Trump ordering tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Canada.  We'll hear that conversation with Consul General Phyllis Yaffee on Friday's Smart Talk.

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