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Seg. 1: Opioids In Missouri | Seg. 2: A People's History

Segment 1: How Missouri is dealing with opioids.

After House Bill 188 died in the Senate last year, Missouri became the only state without a database to detect abuse. We're now starting to see some improvements, but it still remains a prevalant issue in the state.

  • Susan Whitmore, president and CEO, First Call
  • Brandon Costerison, project manager, MO-HOPE
  • Liz Chiarello, associate professor of sociology at Saint Louis University and fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard

Segment 2, beginning at 21:30: Season 1, Episode 1, A People's History of Kansas City.

The first installment of a new podcast from KCUR exploring the everyday heroes, renegades and visionaries who shaped Kansas City. In this episode, we hear the story of Lyda Conley, who saved a Wyandot cemetary from destruction. 

Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
Melody Rowell is the lead producer for KCUR’s Central Standard. You can find her on Twitter at @MelodyRowell, or by email at melody@kcur.org.
Noah Taborda started his journalism career in public radio at KBIA in Columbia, Missouri, covering local government while earning his bachelor’s degree in radio broadcasting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Reach him at noahtaborda@kcur.org.