Today, we get behind the process of covering a major news story. For the past two years, award-winning journalist Marcus Gee has been writing about what some call the “other” pandemic—deaths from opioid overdose. He’s talked to and written about medical practitioners, opioid users, and the family and friends they sometimes leave behind. We ask him how he goes about covering the story, why he started to report on it in the first place, what he’s found and if he see reasons for hope.
Talking UP is an interview show dedicated to writers, journalists and authors working on issues of social justice, equity, and the nonprofit sector. Guests talk about their reporting and research, what drives their work, and what’s important to them. Listeners will have the opportunity to widen their lens, develop their understanding and figure out where we might go from here.Support the show