KATU: KATU, PSU to hold 'Recover Northwest: Curbing Oregon's Opioid Crisis' town hall
Author: KATU Staff
Posted: October 3, 2019

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The opioid crisis has wreaked havoc across the nation, and every week in Oregon, five people die from an opioid overdose.

On Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, KATU Television and Portland State University will hold a town hall that will explore the problem of opioids in Oregon.

The town hall, hosted by KATU’s Steve Dunn, will be presented by Regence.

A panel of experts will field questions from journalists, audience members and social media.

The panel, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Eric Bloch; Dr. Jim Polo, with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon; Amanda Risser, with Central City Concern; and PSU student Morgan Godvin, will look at what’s being done to curb the opioid crisis in Oregon as well as talk about treatment, criminal justice and recovery strategies.

The town hall will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom.

The town hall is free to attend in person, but you’ll need a ticket. Click here for more information.

It will be livestreamed on and KATU’s Facebook page. An edited version will air Sunday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Send us your questions on Twitter using #RecoverNW.