Everyday Americans [The Documentary] [World Service]

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Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in one city\u2014Louisville, Kentucky.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in one city\u2014Louisville, Kentucky.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in one city\u2014Louisville, Kentucky.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

01Everyday Americans: Meet The Opioid 'demon'20181013
01Everyday Americans: Meet The Opioid 'demon'2018101320181017 (WS)
20181014 (WS)

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is hurting all levels of society – in this three part documentary series we explore its impact, in real-time, on people in one city, Louisville, Kentucky. We work with a team of reporters on the Louisville Courier Journal as they follow opioid stories across the community – in particular, how it is affecting schools and colleges, as well as health care, law and order and prisons. Over six weeks, beginning mid-August at the start of the new school semester, we follow the reporters who have been covering the opioid epidemic in a state which was one of the first to be hit hard by a problem which started with over-prescribing of prescription drugs, and has now spread to become a major urban crisis.

(Photo: Frontpage of the Courier Journal. Credit: Philip Reevell)

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is hurting all levels of society – in this three part documentary series we explore its impact, in real-time, on people in one city, Louisville, Kentucky. We work with a team of reporters on the Louisville Courier Journal as they follow opioid stories across the community – in particular, how it is affecting schools and colleges, as well as health care, law and order and prisons. Over six weeks, beginning mid-August at the start of the new school semester, we follow the reporters who have been covering the opioid epidemic in a state which was one of the first to be hit hard by a problem which started with over-prescribing of prescription drugs, and has now spread to become a major urban crisis.

(Photo: Frontpage of the Courier Journal. Credit: Philip Reevell)

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

02Everyday Americans: Law And Order And Opioids20181020
02Everyday Americans: Law And Order And Opioids2018102020181024 (WS)
20181021 (WS)

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in one city\u2014Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in one city\u2014Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is impacting the criminal justice system. We meet the drug court judge who tells us about her hopes for those going through the court. We attend the drug court graduation ceremony and follow the police as they search for drugs. And, we assess the impact on Louisville's city jail, which runs the state Kentucky's biggest detox centre.

(Photo: A drug user holds a syringe. Credit: A Strupp/Courier Journal)

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in one city\u2014Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is impacting the criminal justice system. We meet the drug court judge who tells us about her hopes for those going through the court. We attend the drug court graduation ceremony and follow the police as they search for drugs. And, we assess the impact on Louisville's city jail, which runs the state Kentucky's biggest detox centre.

(Photo: A drug user holds a syringe. Credit: A Strupp/Courier Journal)

Exploring the real-time impact of the US opioid epidemic in one city\u2014Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

03Everyday Americans: Opioids And The Next Generation2018102720181101 (WS)
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20181028 (WS)

The opioid epidemic in America is hurting all levels of society. In Louisville, Kentucky, drug overdose related deaths are twice the national average. What will the impact be on the next generation? We hear of babies born addicted as a result of their mothers’ drug use, an inspiring school choir and the families finding ways to face up to the epidemic. A mother is campaigning to hold pharmaceutical companies to account and citizens, faith groups and politicians are responding to the crisis.

(Photo: Troy Garver was hooked on OxyCodone and jailed for selling morphine pills. He has a chance to avoid going back to jail by staying clean. Credit: Getty Images)

What America's addiction crisis means for kids

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is hurting all levels of society. In Louisville, Kentucky, drug overdose related deaths are twice the national average. What will the impact be on the next generation? We hear of babies born addicted as a result of their mothers’ drug use, an inspiring school choir and the families finding ways to face up to the epidemic. A mother is campaigning to hold pharmaceutical companies to account and citizens, faith groups and politicians are responding to the crisis.

(Photo: Troy Garver was hooked on OxyCodone and jailed for selling morphine pills. He has a chance to avoid going back to jail by staying clean. Credit: Getty Images)

What America's addiction crisis means for kids

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is hurting all levels of society. In Louisville, Kentucky, drug overdose related deaths are twice the national average. What will the impact be on the next generation? We hear of babies born addicted as a result of their mothers’ drug use, an inspiring school choir and the families finding ways to face up to the epidemic. A mother is campaigning to hold pharmaceutical companies to account and citizens, faith groups and politicians are responding to the crisis.

(Photo: Troy Garver was hooked on OxyCodone and jailed for selling morphine pills. He has a chance to avoid going back to jail by staying clean. Credit: Getty Images)

What America's addiction crisis means for kids

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The impact of the US opioid epidemic on the future generation of Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The impact of the US opioid epidemic on the future generation of Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The impact of the US opioid epidemic on the future generation of Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The impact of the US opioid epidemic on the future generation of Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is hurting all levels of society. In Louisville, Kentucky, drug overdose related deaths are twice the national average. What will the impact be on the next generation? We hear of babies born addicted as a result of their mothers’ drug use, an inspiring school choir and the families finding ways to face up to the epidemic. A mother is campaigning to hold pharmaceutical companies to account and citizens, faith groups and politicians are responding to the crisis.

(Photo: Troy Garver was hooked on OxyCodone and jailed for selling morphine pills. He has a chance to avoid going back to jail by staying clean. Credit: Getty Images)

The impact of the US opioid epidemic on the future generation of Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is hurting all levels of society. In Louisville, Kentucky, drug overdose related deaths are twice the national average. What will the impact be on the next generation? We hear of babies born addicted as a result of their mothers’ drug use, an inspiring school choir and the families finding ways to face up to the epidemic. A mother is campaigning to hold pharmaceutical companies to account and citizens, faith groups and politicians are responding to the crisis.

(Photo: Troy Garver was hooked on OxyCodone and jailed for selling morphine pills. He has a chance to avoid going back to jail by staying clean. Credit: Getty Images)

The impact of the US opioid epidemic on the future generation of Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The opioid epidemic in America is hurting all levels of society. In Louisville, Kentucky, drug overdose related deaths are twice the national average. What will the impact be on the next generation? We hear of babies born addicted as a result of their mothers’ drug use, an inspiring school choir and the families finding ways to face up to the epidemic. A mother is campaigning to hold pharmaceutical companies to account and citizens, faith groups and politicians are responding to the crisis.

(Photo: Troy Garver was hooked on OxyCodone and jailed for selling morphine pills. He has a chance to avoid going back to jail by staying clean. Credit: Getty Images)

The impact of the US opioid epidemic on the future generation of Louisville, Kentucky

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.