Episode 107

Season 1, Episode 7 of 51

Medicaid work requirements – discussion - Arizona is one of a handful of states that received federal approval to move forward on proposals that would create work requirements for some Medicaid recipients. Gov. Ducey’s Health Adviser Christina Corieri will discuss the perceived merits of this type of program, while Rose Daly-Rooney, legal director for the Arizona Center for Disability Law, will discuss the concerns. Opioid Summit – For the second year, law enforcement agencies, treatment and prevention specialists are meeting to address Arizona’ s opioid epidemic. At the summit, Lorraine spoke to a doctor from the treatment facility Sierra Tucson who offered insight into how opioids are used to treat trauma. She also spoke to the DEA about the rising use of fentanyl and its dangers. Opioid addict recovery – Tucsonan Tammy Jamison didn’t think her son would survive his opioid addiction that he’d battled for over 10 years. Now she’s helping him stay clean for good. The family shared their story with Lorraine about how the epidemic changed their lives and turned Tammy into an advocate for others dealing with opioid addiction. That includes educating others on how to administer Narcan, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Rillito Racing/Track History – Nancy Montoya reports on the 75th Rillito Racing season. Her story looks at the track’s history as the birthplace of quarter horse racing and the economic impact it has in Tucson. We also hear from the group fighting the track in favor of more soccer fields in the area.

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