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Bristol Talks: Grassroots group looking to raise opioid epidemic awareness

The Brad & Dan Show with Brad Davis and Dan Lovallo

Quick note about Bristol Talks. Thanks to a new partnership with RadioPublic, Bristol Roundup can now produce high-quality podcasts. You can also listen to shows like The Brad & Dan Show with Brad Davis and Dan Lovallo on Bristol Talks among others created by you — the public and others. For more information about podcasting on the Roundup, contact Mike Uchalid via email mike.uchalid@gmail.com or call 860-940-7001.

The Talk of Connecticut, home of Brad Davis and Dan Lovallo is broadcasted and podcasted by WDRC-AM 1360. Their shows provide a blend of issues-oriented talk, news and information and sports. Since 1977, broadcast veteran Brad Davis has been behind the mic on WDRC and The TALK of Connecticut.

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“The Coalition for a Better Wallingford” is working hard to raise awareness of the opioid crisis running rampant through the U.S., including in their own community. The epidemic received massive coverage, during a recent 60 Minutes feature.

On a special Brad & Dan program, Ken Welsh, president of the coalition, talked about their grassroots effort. Also on the interview were Wallingford Mayor Bill Dickinson, Jen Short, co-founder of the group – her daughter died from opioid use – Craig Turner, director of Wallingford’s Youth and Social Services, former Connecticut pharmacist of the year Ernie Mirazik and Joann Peterson, founder of Massachusetts-based “Learn to Cope.”

Also, making a special appearance on the show was Joe Rannazzisi, a former deputy assistant in the Drug Enforcement Agency, who blew the whistle on the government’s relationship with the drug distributors, including the passage of the Marino Bill.

For more information about podcasting on the Roundup, contact Mike Uchalid via email mike.uchalid@gmail.com or call 860-940-7001.

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