Bonus: Responding to the Opioid Crisis
In this episode
President Donald Trump recently declared the U.S. opioid epidemic a public health emergency, but what will it take to connect patients with effective treatment? Our previous episode explored the scope of the crisis and proven solutions. In this bonus edition, you’ll hear more from our interviews with Shawn Ryan, chief medical officer at BrightView Health in Cincinnati, and Cynthia Reilly, who directs Pew’s efforts to prevent inappropriate use of prescription drugs and expand access to proven treatment for substance use disorders. They discuss what’s at stake, as well as the potential solutions, with host Dan LeDuc. To listen to our full episode on the opioid epidemic and hear from a patient on her journey to sobriety, visit After the Fact.
It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to sort fact from fiction in this digital age. In this episode, we talk to Alan Miller, who founded the News Literacy Project—an educational, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is helping people determine what information to trust and share. Read More
More than a third of America’s national parks are battlefields, cemeteries, and other sites that honor our military veterans. But those 156 landmarks are awaiting $6 billion in needed repairs—accounting for nearly half of the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion maintenance backlog. Host Dan LeDuc talks with two former service members about the peace, pride, and purpose they find at their... Read More
What do the number 70 and nonpartisanship have in common? For Pew, the combination is a special one, marking our 70th year of serving the public by using nonpartisan data to make a difference. To commemorate the anniversary, we invited Pew’s president and CEO, Rebecca Rimel, into the studio to share her thoughts on the value of nonpartisanship and civil dialogue. Then we traveled to... Read More