President's Declaration of Opioid Emergency on Eastern Standard

Nov 9, 2017

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency.

On this week's show, we discuss the meaning of that declaration and its potential impact on Kentucky.

Alex Elswick, co-founder of Voices of Hope Lexington, joined John Hingsbergen in the studio
Credit Brian Burkhart

Guests:  Alex Elswick, heroin addict in recovery and co-founder of Voices of Hope, Lexington; Aaron Payne, reporter coving the opioid beat for the Ohio Valley ReSource; Colleen Chaney, Deputy Judge Executive for Madison County, Kentucky.

Recorded interviews included: Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Executive Director of Operation UNITE, Nancy Hale.