America's Opioid Epidemic with Generation Listen & Kelly McEvers

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Earlier this fall, Generation Listen teamed up with NPR's Kelly McEvers for two live conversations about the opioid crisis that's impacting countless families across the country. In Atlanta and Chicago, listeners gathered for intimate, in-depth listening parties and discussions about the human face of this epidemic and ideas for how communities might move forward. The evenings began with an episode of Embedded and closed with an interactive conversation with the audience, moderated by McEvers.

These were powerful, personal events that can be hard to describe. This video produced by Generation Listen aims to bring you deeper into the experience and show rather than tell.

You can help move the conversation around opioids and addiction forward by organizing your own conversation. Use Generation Listen's Host Your Own Listening Party Kit to dig in with friends and family in your community and/or living room.

Special thanks for Cigna for the support to bring this project to life.

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