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Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians mothers and fathers, children, neighbors struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us. Neither people nor communities can fight this battle alone. Public media has unique potential to connect Pennsylvanians across boundaries, and, in an unprecedented collaboration, we are doing just that. Our local reporting and programming have covered the opioid crisis for years—but now we are uniting to show you how Pennsylvanians statewide are confronting the epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid abuse. We are increasing awareness and empathy to reduce the stigma around opioid use, aid prevention, and help people find treatment. Pennsylvania Public Media stations WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), WLVT/PBS39 (Greater Lehigh Valley), WPSU (State College), WQED (Pittsburgh), WQLN (Northwestern Pennsylvania), and WVIA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) are collaborating to produce educational programming that focuses on the opioid crisis and its impact.

Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians mothers and fathers, children, neighbors struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us. Neither people nor communities can fight this battle alone. Public media has unique potential to connect Pennsylvanians across boundaries, and, in an unprecedented collaboration, we are doing just that. Our local reporting and programming have covered the opioid crisis for years—but now we are uniting to show you how Pennsylvanians statewide are confronting the epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid abuse. We are increasing awareness and empathy to reduce the stigma around opioid use, aid prevention, and help people find treatment. Pennsylvania Public Media stations WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), WLVT/PBS39 (Greater Lehigh Valley), WPSU (State College), WQED (Pittsburgh), WQLN (Northwestern Pennsylvania), and WVIA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) are collaborating to produce educational programming that focuses on the opioid crisis and its impact.

Location:

DALLAS, Pennsylvania

Description:

Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians mothers and fathers, children, neighbors struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us. Neither people nor communities can fight this battle alone. Public media has unique potential to connect Pennsylvanians across boundaries, and, in an unprecedented collaboration, we are doing just that. Our local reporting and programming have covered the opioid crisis for years—but now we are uniting to show you how Pennsylvanians statewide are confronting the epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid abuse. We are increasing awareness and empathy to reduce the stigma around opioid use, aid prevention, and help people find treatment. Pennsylvania Public Media stations WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), WLVT/PBS39 (Greater Lehigh Valley), WPSU (State College), WQED (Pittsburgh), WQLN (Northwestern Pennsylvania), and WVIA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) are collaborating to produce educational programming that focuses on the opioid crisis and its impact.

Language:

English

Contact:

5708800086


Episodes

Paolapodcast

9/15/2020
Mindy Cronk had an opportunity to speak with Paola Giangiacomo, the host of Battling Opioids. Paola describes what you will see in Battling Opioids: Part 6 which airs on September 24 at 8 pm. Paola reflects on the previous programs and what information helps her as she raises her children. Paola also shares a personal, unexpected connection to the topic. BattlingOpioids.org

Duration:00:06:54

Battling Opioids: Part 6 Podcast, We Talk to Host Paola Giangiacomo

9/15/2020
Mindy Cronk had an opportunity to speak with Paola Giangiacomo, the host of Battling Opioids. Paola describes what you will see in Battling Opioids: Part 6 which airs on September 24 at 8 pm. Paola reflects on the previous programs and what information helps her as she raises her children. Paola also shares a personal, unexpected connection to the topic. BattlingOpioids.org

Duration:00:06:54

Battling Opioids Host on WILK Talking about Part 5 Tonight

4/23/2020
Battling Opioids Host on WILK Talking about Part 5 Tonight Paola Giangiacomo on WILK's (Entercom) Frank Andrews Show, talking about Battling Opioids Part 5. Part 5: Coronavirus is now affecting all aspects of life, especially someone dealing with addiction, the change in routine could be detrimental to their recovery due to isolation and increased anxiety. Airing Thursday, April 23rd on 7 Pennsylvania Public Media stations. Check your local listings. BattlingOpioids.org Listen Live ...

Duration:00:05:19

Miss America, Camille Schrier, Raising Awareness-Drug Safety

3/20/2020
Camille Schrier, the current Miss America is raising awareness to drug safety. She sat down with Battling Opioids Mindy Cronk. Reporting: Paul Lazar, Mindy Cronk Podcast Producer: JADonnelly

Duration:00:10:05

Battling Opioids News: Hepatitis C Check

3/5/2020
Battling Opioids News: Hepatitis C Check. New US guidelines to get HempC check, due to the rise in the opioid epidemic in the last few years.Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Reporting: Paul Lazar

Duration:00:01:27

Battling Opioids News Feb. 27

2/27/2020
Battling Opioids News Feb. 27. Purdue Pharma Rolling out a campaign to let people know you can file claims against the company over the toll of opioids. Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Reporting: Paul Lazar

Duration:00:01:30

Battling Opioids News Feb. 26: 1.6 Billion Settlement

2/26/2020
Battling Opioids 1.6 Billion Settlement News Feb. 26 Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Reporting: Paul Lazar

Duration:00:01:24

Battling Opioids RX Opioids

2/25/2020
RX Opioids: Even When Prescribed by a Doctor Some people might think prescription opioids are safer than alcohol or illegal drugs, but the truth is they carry serious risks and side effects. Talk with your doctor about your concerns and make informed decisions about pain management together. Prescription opioids can be prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain, but can also have serious risks and side effects. Refer to the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain...

Duration:00:03:21

Battling Opioids News: Dr. Refusing to Write Perscriptions For Opioids

2/14/2020
Battling Opioids News: Dr. Refusing to Write Perscriptions For Opioids. Reporting: Gloria Reader Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA

Duration:00:01:58

Battling Opioids Part 4 Show Podcast

1/31/2020
Battling Opioids Part 4 Segments include: Blue Guardian program: Lehigh County’s Blue Guardian program pairs police with certified recovery specialists who visit individual’s within a few days of being revived by naloxone. The goal of this program is to offer support to families and to encourage those struggling with addiction to seek recovery programs. PROSPER: The PROSPER program is an early intervention program that works with children and their families to help young people avoid...

Duration:00:55:14

Battling Opioids News, File Claims Against Purdue Pharma

1/30/2020
Battling Opioids News: Battling Opioids News, File Claims Against Purdue Pharma Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Reporting: Paul Lazar

Duration:00:01:28

Battling Opioids Podcast: Back On My Feet

1/24/2020
Back On My Feet: Therapists and researchers agree that there are benefits of exercise, which can help individuals in recovery maintain their sobriety. Donald Davalos has struggled with substance use for more than 20 years. He recently discovered Back on My Feet, a national non-profit that serves people in recovery through organized running groups and other services. Audio: WHYY Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit...

Duration:00:06:07

Battling Opioids Podcast: Blue Guardian Program

1/16/2020
Battling Opioids Podcast: Blue Guardian Program Blue Guardian program: Lehigh County’s Blue Guardian program pairs police with certified recovery specialists who visit individual’s within a few days of being revived by naloxone. The goal of this program is to offer support to families and to encourage those struggling with addiction to seek recovery programs. Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Video: WLVT

Duration:00:06:28

Battling Opioids: PA Is Offering Hospitals a Deal

1/13/2020
Battling Opioids: PA Is Offering Hospitals a Deal Reporting: Paul Lazar Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA

Duration:00:01:56

Battling Opioids: Anthony Tirado has lost four family members to overdoses.

1/10/2020
Anthony Tirado has lost four family members to overdoses. He wrote a eulogy for them and shares that with us; Anthony also describes how he deals with his loss and strives to build a different life for himself. Reporting: Mindy Cronk Podcast Producer: JADonnelly

Duration:00:11:53

Battling Opioids: Prosper Program

1/7/2020
Battling Opioids Part 4: The PROSPER program is an early intervention program that works with children and their families to help young people avoid substance abuse and behavioral problems. Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA

Duration:00:05:53

Battling Opioids: 90% of Overdoses Are Accidental

12/20/2019
Battling Opioids: 90% of Overdoses Are Accidental. New Report shows Overdoses Are Accidental, suicide fewer than thought. Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Reporting: Paul Lazar Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain

Duration:00:01:35

Battling Opioids NEWS DECEMBER 18, Big Pharma Takes Out Money

12/18/2019
Battling Opioids NEWS DECEMBER 18, Big Pharma Takes Out Money of the company. Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Reporting: Paul Lazar Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA

Duration:00:01:34

Battling Opioids Better Ways to Spot Opioids Shipped Through Mail

12/12/2019
Battling Opioids NEWS DECEMBER 12th Better Ways to Spot Opioids Shipped Through Mail Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Reporting: Paul Lazar #opioids #Addiction #pain

Duration:00:01:30

Battling Opioids Podcast: A Father's Struggle with Addiction

12/9/2019
Battling Opioids Podcast Interview: While growing up, Javier Diaz talks about how he struggled with his Father's addiction. Podcast Producer: JADonnelly Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA

Duration:00:03:27