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        INFORMING THE COMMUNITY
“People think often when you have a prescription, there’s no problem,” remarked Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. “Not enough people
are making that connection to the chain reaction
that prescription opioids can cause.” To address community concerns about opioids and the epidemic plaguing Ohio, ideastream with a coalition of local government of cials, health care leaders and media partners participated in the Know the Risks campaign. Commercial stations broadcasted live from the Idea Center, and counselors on-site assisted 147 individuals calling in to seek vital information.
ideastream.org/risks-campaign
REPORTING ON THE STATE
Governor John Kasich’s seventh annual State of
the State speech in Sandusky was covered by the Statehouse News Bureau. The annual address to
the Ohio House and Senate was the sixth one the Governor has conducted on the road, which included stops in Steubenville, Lima, Wilmington, Medina and Marietta. Delivered within the Sandusky State Theatre, Kasich’s 70-minute speech covered budget, drugs, education, politics, technology and taxes. ideastream live-streamed and broadcasted the public address on WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, plus other public television and radio stations around the state.
ideastream.org/kasich-sandusky
Managed by ideastream, the Statehouse News Bureau provides radio news stories, the weekly television program The State of Ohio, online features and more. The Bureau remains the only broadcast outlet dedicated to coverage of state government news and topics of statewide interest since its founding in 1980. Reporters Andy Chow, Karen Kassler and Jo Ingles [pictured] follow the concerns of citizens
and voters, as well as the actions of elected of cials. They strive to cover Statehouse news, government issues and Ohio politics with balance and fairness and work to present diverse voices and points of view. The veteran staff often appear as guest commentators
on statewide and nationwide NPR and PBS programs, including Morning Edition, Here & Now, Marketplace and Marketplace Weekend.
ideastream.org/stateofohio
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