Tuesday, July 02, 2024

'On the Front Porch' is hosting an expert-led discussion on July 8 about the opioid crisis in rural America

Tony Pipa and Brent Orrell are back "On the Front Porch" hosting rural-focused conversations starting on Monday, July 8, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. E.T.

Their July 8 event will include insights from Keith Humphreys, a professor at Stanford University, and Sally Satel, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, both of whom are experts on opioid use disorder and its impact on rural communities. Their discussion will look at the causes of and potential solutions to the nation’s drug epidemic, especially as that challenge presents in nonmetropolitan areas.

Register here. If you have missed previous On the Front Porch conversations, you can find them here.

In other rural news, the second season of Pipa's Reimagine Rural podcast continues with new episodes every three weeks this summer. The most recent episode explores Licking County, OH, the future home of Intel’s two new semiconductor factories, which is the largest private sector investment in Ohio’s history. Pipa speaks with elected leaders of nearby jurisdictions about the inevitable changes they face and the collective planning process they developed to protect the integrity of their towns after being left out of the siting decision. You can listen to that episode here or on your favorite podcast platform.

Past episodes, including all of season 1 and the first three episodes of season 2, can be found here.

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