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Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.

Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.

One state could be a test case for tackling the opioid crisis

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November 30, 202317min 33sec

Recent litigation to hold drug makers accountable for the opioid epidemic has led to settlements totaling $50 billion that are being distributed to state governments throughout the United States. We explore some of the potential solutions in our home state of North Carolina and find out how its hyper local model for distributing funds could be a compelling test case for tackling the crisis nationwide.

Featuring:

  • Jason deBruyn, Health Reporter at North Carolina Public Radio

Links:

  • Check out Jason’s reporting on the distribution of opioid settlement funds. His work was part of a joint state-wide project with contributions from fellow public radio reporters Ben Schachtman at WHQR, Helen Chickering, Lilly Knoepp and Laura Lee at BPR, April Laissle at WFDD, and Kenneth Lee, Jr. at WFAE.
  • You can find a transcript of the episode here.

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