Episode 15: ‘Finding Fixes’ comes to Sno-Isle Libraries
This very special episode of Check It Out! is a podcast, looking at a podcast which looks at one of the most pressing issues facing our communities today: the opioid crisis.
Anna Boiko-Weyrauch and Kyle Norris, both with KUOW Public Radio in Seattle, created Finding Fixes, a podcast focusing on how communities and agencies across Snohomish County are coming together to respond to the opioid epidemic.
In November 2018, Sno-Isle Libraries hosted the two podcasters for an event-based conversation facilitated by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Director of Communications Shari Ireton.
Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary was in the audience. He was joined by representatives from agencies involved in Snohomish County’s Opioid Response MAC (multi-agency coordination) Group, including: Snohomish Health District; Snohomish County Executive’s Office, Human Services, Department of Emergency Management, Medical Examiner’s Office, Public Works, Planning and Development Services, and County Council); South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue; Fire District 7; the cities of Everett, Arlington and Marysville, and the police departments of Everett, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Marysville, Monroe and Arlington.
This episode of Check It Out! includes a conversation with “Finding Fixes” podcasters Boiko-Weyrauch and Norris to learn more about why they pursued the Finding Fixes podcast project, selected segments from the November event and comments from some of those who attended.
Episode length: 1:11:16
Ken Harvey is Communications Director for Sno-Isle Libraries. Ken brings broad professional experience from his service with Community Transit, Sound Transit, Reno, Nev., and several positions in radio and TV.
The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation proudly supports the innovative work of Sno-Isle Libraries through private donations.