New Opioid Treatment Quick Response Team Receives Funding


On this West Virginia Morning, in an effort to get more people who are addicted to opioids into treatment, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has awarded a $260,000 grant to the Prestera Center to establish a team in Kanawha Valley that visits overdose patients and tries to convince them to get into treatment.  That program is the second of its kind in the state. Kara Lofton take us to Huntington where West Virginia’s first quick response team was launched in December.

Also on today’s show, Rodney Hundley is one of the best-known West Virginia basketball players. He garnered many accolades during his time in high school, college and the NBA and earned the nickname Hot Rod. But he might be even more well known for his long broadcasting career with the Utah Jazz.

A new documentary takes a look behind his public persona, offering a rare glimpse at his family life and challenging upbringing. Jesse Wright spoke with director Dan Lohmann, and producer Tony Caridi of Pikewood Creative film.

“Hot Rod” premieres tonight on AT&T Sportsnet. You can also catch it at 8 p.m., April 16, on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.