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Q&A: Director of Academy Award Nominated Film 'Heroin(e)'

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, reporter Dave Mistich chats with the director of academy award nominated film, Heroin(e). We also hear a story about medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Pennsylvania and the economic impact that could bring.

The film Heroin(e) has been nominated for an academy award for Best Short Documentary. The film follows three women in Huntington, West Virginia, who are working to address the opioid epidemic. Reporter Dave Mistich spoke with filmmaker Elaine Sheldon back in September about the making of the film. You can find the film on Netflix.

Also in this episode, medical marijuana dispensaries are slated to open across Pennsylvania this year. They’ll be selling liquids, pills and creams made by licensed producers in the state. WPSU’s Anne Danahy reports on the economic impact communities are hoping for.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content. Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Glynis Board, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Molly Born, Dave Mistich and Roxy Todd.

Our news director is Jesse Wright. Our producer is Glynis Board.

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