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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 is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.