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Addiction U: Schools Form Research Consortium On Opioid Epidemic

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At a conference last year on the region’s opioid crisis, journalist Sam Quinones presented a call to action to Northern Kentucky University. Quinones is author of the influential book on the opioid crisis, “Dreamland,” and a tireless speaker on the topic. At conferences and other events in the Ohio Valley he frequently makes a plea: create… Read More

Striking Migrant Farm Workers Win Settlement

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After about three weeks on strike, a group of migrant workers employed at a tobacco farm in Gerrard County, Kentucky have reached a settlement with the farm’s owner. The workers came from Mexico under the H2A visa program, which allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. for temporary or seasonal farm work. The Department of Labor… Read More

WOUB-HD to Broadcast ‘Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Winter Magic’ Nov. 16

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There are few things as stunning as the endless, mirroring landscapes of snow that make up a portion of Switzerland throughout the winter months. Earlier this year, Athens’ own Jeff Wilson journeyed throughout the sophisticated Swiss Rail System to record Small World Productions/KCTS Seattle’s Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Winter Magic. The resulting 60-minute documentary will air… Read More

Group Protest Ohio Drug Distributor’s Role in Opioid Crisis

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DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Protesters carrying signs with photos of people who’ve died from opioid overdoses gathered outside drug distributor Cardinal Health’s annual shareholders meeting in Ohio. The Teamsters labor union helped organize the protest involving about 40 people Wednesday outside Cardinal Health’s headquarters in the Columbus suburb of Dublin. Cardinal is among the nation’s… Read More