Hear Cincinnati Podcast: New data breaks down our opioid crisis; We introduce the 'Team Fiona' song

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Chris Riva talk about the Ohio State Fair ride malfunction, toys for homeless children, the founder of Party Source's way of sharing his wealth, tainted alcohol at five-star resorts, Bruce Willis returning to Cincinnati and more. 

Maxim then talks with digital reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn about new data that shows exactly how synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil are devastating our communities -- and which communities are seeing the most overdose deaths. Then, later on the podcast, Maxim and Lucy introduce WCPO's Fiona-inspired song, "Team Fiona," which was created by Lucy and Yusef Quotah to the tune of the 1979 smash hit, "My Sharona." Lucy and Maxim interview Berton Averre, lead guitarist of The Knack and co-writer of “My Sharona," to find out what he thinks.

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Notable links: 

  • 2:00 - The panel talks about the ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair, toys for homeless children, tainted alcohol at five-star resorts, Bruce Willis returning to Cincinnati and more.
  • 17:00 - Reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn breaks down her investigation into the opioid crisis ravaging our communities.
  • 36:20 - Maxim and Lucy interview the lead guitarist of The Knack, and let him hear our "Team Fiona" version of "My Sharona" for the first time. 

WCPO Insiders can read more about these stories at wcpo.com/hear.

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Hear Cincinnati is back for the new year. This week, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk President Donald Trump, the Cincinnati Zoo's new baby hippo, the film "Hidden Figures," Adam Jones and much more. Photographer Emily Maxwell also walks us through covering the historic women's march in D.C. and I-Team reporter Hillary Lake gives us an exclusive look inside a local heroin treatment center. 

Listen to this episode in the player above.

WCPO Insiders can read more about these stories at wcpo.com/hear

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