Pop Quiz: The Opioid Crisis In Numbers

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Numbers, numbers, numbers.

In our latest episode, TruckBeat tests Knoxville's knowledge about the opiate epidemic with a little audience mini-quiz. And we reveal the answers with data analyst Adam Petrie from the University of Tennessee’s Center for Business Analytics and Statistics, who puts some of the numbers we hear about every day into perspective. 


And WUOT's resident artist Brandon Hollingsworth brings those numbers to life in this (charmingly lo-fi) video:

Matt Shafer Powell

Matt Shafer Powell manages the news department at WUOT in Knoxville, Tennessee. A two­-time national Murrow Award winner, Powell is an audio junkie who has spent time as a disc jockey, news reporter, writer/producer of commercials and sound ­recording engineer. He created TruckBeat's sister project at WUOT, Tenn Words

Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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