Bright Spark

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Bright Spark is a podcast about harm reduction. In this podcast series we interview people doing the bold, innovative, and necessary work that is saving lives and fighting against the stigmatization of drug use and drug users.  

 

 

Hosted by Alec Dunn - nurse and harm reduction worker and Erin Yanke - radio producer

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Bright Spark #5: In The Darknets

Airs at: Thu, 04/18/2019 at 7:00am - 8:00am
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In this episode we feature Michael Gilbert-  a public health technologist with specializations in epidemiology, health informatics, and harm reduction. Michael’s past work in these fields includes design and implementation of public health informatics tools, research on the... Read more

Bright Spark #4: Treat First

Airs at: Fri, 02/01/2019 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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In this episode we interview Pauli Gray, a long time harm reductionist in San Francisco. Pauli is currently the Hepatitis C program manager for syringe access services for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and we asked him to speak to us about low barrier Hepatitis C servic... Read more

Bright Spark #3: Opening the Psychic Space

Airs at: Fri, 10/05/2018 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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In this episode we present a monolog from Sam Junge, a volunteer, inactive drug user, and harm reduction worker at the Portland People’s Outreach Project, a need based harm reduction site that is a member of the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance. This podcast was adapted fro... Read more

Bright Spark #2: Operationalizing Harm Reduction.

Airs at: Wed, 05/16/2018 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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In this episode we interview Erin Haas, a long time volunteer and advocate for harm reduction services and drug users. For the last few years Erin has been the assistant director in the office of Overdose Prevention at the Maryland Department of Health. We asked Erin to tal... Read more

Bright Spark #1- On The Ground: An interview with Marilou Gagnon.

Airs at: Fri, 03/09/2018 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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In this episode we interview Marilou Gagnon, a nurse based out of Canada. Marilou is a professor of nursing, a researcher, a writer, and an activist. She was the spokesperson for Overdose Prevention Ottawa's overdose prevention site that ran from August to November of 2017.... Read more