From the Newsroom: The Journal Star
By GateHouse Media
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The Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois covers everything from local news to sports... and so does this podcast.
||CleanAndy Kravetz: Fighting opioid abuse in Peoria||Peoria County coroner Jamie Harwood, Peoria City/County Health Dept. head Monica Hendrickson and epidemiologist Katie Endress join Journal Star public safety reporter Andy Kravetz in a discussion about opioid abuse and local efforts to combat the deadly addiction.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeslie Renken: Battling opioid addiction in central Illinois||The opioid crisis is hitting central Illinois hard. Chris Shaffner, grant coordinator with the Human Service Center and a drug and alcohol counselor, joins Journal Star health beat reporter Leslie Renken to discuss the stigma of drug addiction, the use of naloxone to treat overdose victims, and a new initiative to stem the tide of abuse through awareness and education.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#Metoo combined panel on sexual misconduct||Welcome to the Journal Star's third panel conversation on sexual misconduct. This podcast series is the result of the Journal Star’s monthly community meetings with readers.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#Metoo men's panel on sexual harassment and assault||A group of four Peoria-area men gathered on Nov. 15 at One News Plaza in our second part of a discussion on sexual harassment, sexual assault and the #metoo movement. Executive editor Dennis Anderson moderated||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#Metoo women's panel on sexual harassment and assault||A group of six Peoria-area women gathered on Nov. 8 at One News Plaza to discuss their thoughts, feelings and experiences on the subjects of sexual harassment, sexual assault and the #metoo movement.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeoria Living #2: Peoria sanitarian Justin Dwyer||ustin Dwyer, a sanitarian with the Peoria City/County Health Department, walks us through the process of health.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeslie Renken: Sun Foundation co-founder Joan Root Ericksen talks about federal arts funding||What would happen in central Illinois if the NEA and NEH were abolished?||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick Vlahos: Ecosystems of central Illinois with PPD naturalist Mike Miller||Mike Miller of the Peoria Park District is teaching a class and leading a tour of ecosystems around Peoria. He joins the Journal Star's Nick Vlahos in a discussion about the area's various ecosystems, what is being done to help preserve and protect them, and what you can do to help as well.||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeoria Living #1: Assessing Peoria’s health needs with Dr. Larry Weinzimmer||Assessing Peoria’s health needs with Dr. Larry Weinzimmer||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElection 2017: Peoria mayoral candidate Couri Thomas||Couri Thomas works to help the disadvantaged at Peoria Area Food Bank, but is a newcomer to politics as he seeks the Peoria mayor's seat. He discusses how he'd like to revitalize Peoria in this interview with political reporter Chris Kaergard.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElection 2017: Peoria mayoral candidate G. Marie Kennell||Political newcomer G. Marie Kennell seeks to transform a career in real estate into a shot at the Peoria mayor's chair.||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElection 2017: Peoria mayoral candidate Jim Ardis||For the first time since his election in 2005, Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis faces competition to keep his job. He sits down with political reporter Chris Kaergard to discuss his record and his vision for the next four years.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|