Roane is Better Together!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Join TruckBeat at a special gathering in Harriman on July 14th

We'll hear stories of addiction and recovery, and learn how Roane County and other communities in the Knoxville region are experimenting with innovative solutions to the opioid epidemic. We'll play audio and video stories TruckBeat has produced about the drug crisis, and WUOT News Director Matt Shafer Powell will moderate a discussion with health experts, lawmakers and other invited guests. 

Visit the TruckBeat story-truck to share your own story of addiction and recovery, and get your free portrait taken in our photobooth by Shawn Poynter Photography

Music will be provided by the Old City Buskers:

This event is FREE and open to everyone

RSVPs are welcome: 

Event details: Roane is Better Together! is co-sponsored by TruckBeat/WUOT in partnership with Roane County DA Russell Johnson, Public Defender Kim Nelson and Roane County Health Council. 


Matt Shafer Powell

Matt Shafer Powell manages the news department at WUOT in Knoxville, Tennessee. A two­-time national Murrow Award winner, Powell is an audio junkie who has spent time as a disc jockey, news reporter, writer/producer of commercials and sound ­recording engineer. He created TruckBeat's sister project at WUOT, Tenn Words

Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio reporter, writer, producer and storyteller who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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