Hear what East Tennesseans are saying about addiction

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Opiate addiction is at epidemic levels in East Tennessee. TruckBeat and 91.9 FM WUOT have been asking people across the #Knoxville region for their thoughts about addiction. Here's a taste of what they have been saying.

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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