Panel, live stream of journalist focus on opioid epidemic

October 9, 2017
David McFarland
Journalist Sam Quinones will be live streamed during the panel discussion Oct. 10.

Clarion Drug Free Coalition will host a panel discussion and a live stream of veteran reporter and author Sam Quinones speaking about America’s opioid epidemic at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 in Hart Chapel, Clarion University. The event is free and open to the public.

The 6 p.m. panel discussion will include prevention specialists, rehab science faculty, university staff and others. The live stream of Quinones, who will be speaking in Butler, begins at 7 p.m., and a Q&A begins at 8 p.m. Opioid addiction has devastated hundreds of rural towns and suburbs across America.

Quinones, a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction, released his latest book, "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic," in 2015.

Questions can be directed to Tyler Kitzmiller at or 814-393-1918.

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