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Battling Opioids Day 3 and F&M poll

Written by Merideth Bucher, Producer | Sep 27, 2018 4:44 AM

 

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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, September 27, 2018:

Don't miss the broadcast premiere of Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania Public Media, today at 8pm on WITF TV. The first 60 minutes of the magazine style format program consists of stories from around the Commonwealth that focuses on stigma, prevention and treatment. The final 30 minutes of the program will consist of a live panel discussion. An 800 number will be on screen allowing viewers to call for information and resources that are available throughout the state. Today, on WITF-TV. 

On Smart Talk, we'll focus on the opioid crisis in our rural communities. Drug overdose deaths are rising in rural areas, surpassing rates in urban areas. What are the unique challenges these communities face when fighting the epidemic? 

We're joined by Kristin Daneker, Executive Director/Clinical Supervisor, Perry Human Services, to discuss the unique nature of addiction in rural Pennsylvania.

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Kristin Daneker

Also, the September 2018 Franklin & Marshall College poll is out and we'll talk results with Dr. G. Terry Madonna. 

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Dr. G. Terry Madonna

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