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A Special Interview on Oscar Nominated Film Heroin(e)

The Legislature Today

We bring you a special episode of The Legislature Today. West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Executive Producer Suzanne Higgins sits down with Elaine McMillion Sheldon, producer and director of the Oscar nominated documentary film Heroin(e), Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, and Family Court and former-longtime Drug Court Judge Patricia Keller.

It was EMS Day at the Capitol – a day when the work of Emergency Medical Service Providers is recognized. On the House floor, delegates honored the Oscar nominated documentary Heroin(e) with a citation presentation.

Heroin(e) is a film that follows three women battling the opioid crisis in Huntington, West Virginia – one of them, an EMS firefighter.

Higgins is joined by the filmmaker and two of these women.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATbQ6dVJyUU

The Legislature Today is West Virginia's source for daily legislative news and information. The only live television program covering the West Virginia Legislature, the broadcast features reports from the Senate, House and committee meetings with in-depth interviews and analysis of the legislative process in West Virginia.

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Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV