Podcast: Meet Jan Rader, West Virginia Heroin(e) in the Opioid Fight

Political Theater, Episode 7

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and his guest Jan Rader, Fire Chief of Huntington, W.Va., are seen before President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House chamber on January 30, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Among the stars at next month’s Oscars will be Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, one of the subjects of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Heroin(e)”.

She’s a first responder on the front lines of the opioid crisis, and she’s taken her message on the issue not just to the screen, but also to Capitol Hill as the guest of Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., during the State of the Union.

Chief Rader spoke with Political Theater about her role in the documentary and the challenges her community and the country face with the opioid crisis. Subscribe on iTunesListen on StitcherListen on RADiO PUBLiCGet breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.