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Nov 18, 2019

Jenny Wagner is a former investigative health reporter for the Bucks County Courier Times who dedicated much of her time as a journalist to covering the opioid epidemic.  

In this episode, we discuss the media’s role in reporting on the crisis, and the profound impact language and messaging have on stigma. 

Check out State of Emergency, Jenny’s 2018 series chronicling the efforts being made to save lives impacted by substance use disorder and the barriers that keep help out of reach.

Hosted by Heather Major, Director of Programs for Independence Blue Cross Foundation.

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