The Local Lens
The Local Lens
Jul 28, 2021
Krista Newton - Taking a Hard Look Back
Play • 34 min

The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.

Krista Newton comes onto the show as hard as a wrecking ball. We start by jumping to the first time she used at the age of 12 and work through the years, thoughts and feelings together. We talk about her life structure, her role in her family, and her place in the community.

The peer support specialist from Mountain Comprehensive Care never shies away from any questions, even the uncomfortable ones. The only hesitations given are her ensuring she's giving us an honest look.

These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.

We also included a fun bit about Orange is the New Black as some extra content at the end of the episode for all you streamers.

Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.

The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).

Find Powell County CARES on social media:
Instagram: @powellcountycares

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