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WUNCPolitics Podcast: A Conversation With Gov. Roy Cooper On The Opioid Crisis

WUNCPolitics Podcast: April 29, 2016
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WUNCPolitics Podcast: April 29, 2016
WUNCPolitics Podcast: April 29, 2016
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WUNCPolitics Podcast: April 29, 2016

Elected officials from both parties and at all levels of government are working on curbing the opioid crisis.

In 2017, President Donald Trump seated a commission to make recommendations on the issue, state lawmakers passed a measure changing prescribing guidelines, and municipalities mobilized more first responders to carry an opiate reversal agent.

Governor Roy Cooper served on Trump’s commission, signed the “STOP Act”, and has called for more access to naloxone. In recent months he has made visits across the state, meeting with law enforcement officials, medical experts, as well as those afflicted by this epidemic.WUNC reporters Jason deBruyn and Jeff Tiberii talk with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper about the opioid crisis.

 

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Jeff Tiberii first started posing questions to strangers after dinner at La Cantina Italiana, in Massachusetts, when he was two-years-old. Jeff grew up in Wayland, Ma., an avid fan of the Boston Celtics, and took summer vacations to Acadia National Park (ME) with his family. He graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and moved to North Carolina in 2006. His experience with NPR member stations WAER (Syracuse), WFDD (Winston-Salem) and now WUNC, dates back 15 years.
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