WPSU Penn State’s 'Conversations LIVE' to address heroin crisis

January 25, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — WPSU Penn State’s interactive show, “Conversations LIVE,” makes its spring semester return when it addresses the state’s heroin crisis at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. The show will air on WPSU-TV, WPSU-FM and online at wpsu.org/live.

Viewers can join the live discussion by calling 800-543-8242, emailing connect@wpsu.org or tweeting @WPSU using the hashtag #WPSUconversations. “Conversations LIVE” — hosted by WPSU Penn State senior producer Patty Satalia — welcomes guest experts and community involvement for an in-depth discussion on local and national issues. The show airs each month during the academic year.

This month’s episode, “The Heroin Epidemic Revisited,” will focus on the factors that have led to the deadly health problem, as well as prevention and treatment tips. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, more than 2,400 residents suffered drug-induced deaths during 2012 — the last year of recorded data.

State Sen. Gene Yaw, whose district includes Williamsport and Lycoming County; Dr. Philip W. Moore from Harrisburg-based Associates in Medical Toxicology; and Amanda Cox, a registered nurse and president and marketing director of Positive Recovery Solutions in Pittsburgh, will join Satalia for the show.

“Conversations LIVE” schedule and show topics (all broadcasts start at 8 p.m.):

  • Thursday, Jan. 28 — “The Heroin Epidemic Revisited”
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 — “Suicide Prevention”
  • Thursday, March 24 — “Issues in Modern Agriculture”
  • Thursday, April 28 — “Breast Cancer”
  • Thursday, May 26 — “Get Your Garden On”

For more information and to watched archived episodes, visit wpsu.org/conversationslive

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Last Updated July 28, 2017