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Bright Spark: A Podcast About Harm Reduction

May 9, 2018

Erin Yanke and I completed the first two episodes a new podcast about harm reduction called Bright Spark. With this podcast we will focus on people doing creative work in harm reduction and overdose prevention. The first episode is an interview with the Canadian nurse and activist Marilou Gagnon, who was the spokesperson for a direct-action overdose prevention site run by the group Overdose Prevention Ottawa this last fall. The second episode is with Erin Haas, the assistant director in the office of prevention at the Maryland Department of health who talks about trying to bring harm reduction strategies into government.

You can find and subscribe to the podcast on KBOO or on iTunes:
https://kboo.fm/program/bright-spark
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bright-spark/id1359007254

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One comment on “Bright Spark: A Podcast About Harm Reduction”

My friend Kathryn Pannepacker would be perfect for your podcast! She is a textile artist who has done numerous community projects in Philadelphia, including murals, installations, workshops in homeless shelters and now a Sanctuary Storefront in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. She truly believes creating art pieces can be a form of harm reduction, and she is literally providing “creative intervention” at the storefront:
http://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2018/05/11/gtown-guardian-angel-uses-her-art-to-relieve-suffering/
http://www.philly.com/philly/living/mural-arts-kensington-storefront-heroin-opioid-philly-safe-injection-site-20180515.html?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
On top of that, she is a truly delightful human being!

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