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Jan Rader

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TMST @ SXSW with Jason Isbell, Jan Rader and Wes Hurt

Tell Me Something True with Laura McKowen

Wes Hurt is the founder of Sparkling Yerba Mate CLEAN Cause, a beverage company donating 50% of its net profits to funding sober living scholarships; Jason Isbell is a Grammy Award-Winning singer/songwriter; and Jan Rader, Director of the Mayor’s Council on Public Health & Drug Control Policy for Huntington, WV, who was also named to TIME Magazine’s 2018 Top 100 Most Influential List, star of the Emmy Award winning film Heroin(e), first female fire chief, and lead witness in the Landmark Opioid Trial.Jason Isbell's InstagramWes Hurt's InstagramJan Rader's Instagram Official site for Heroin(e) documentary featuring Jan Rader.TMST Show website.Spotify playlist for this episode.Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.Support TMST today so you can hear the uncut interviews, attend private events with Laura, and help keep TMST ad-free. Follow the show and Laura McKowen on Instagram.


28 Apr 2022

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Ep. 14 - Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader (7 Feb 2021)

The Appalachian Renaissance with Chris White

Today we talk to Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader about the way in which the Fire Department has adjusted to the COVID pandemic, as well as the local vaccine rollout. 


7 Feb 2021

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#12 Fire Chief, Jan Rader on: The other pandemic in America: The opioid crisis, and what it takes to save human lives


Chief Jan Radar, has spent the past 21 years running toward fires as well as training the next generation of firefighters to do the same. However, in Huntington West Virginia, one of the biggest fires has been the opioid epidemic. Like many communities across the country, overdoses and overdose deaths are a frequent occurrence in Huntington. And like many local heroes, Rader is on the front lines combating this epidemic every day. She has saved countless lives and has been unrelenting in her commitment to helping people struggling with substance-use disorders return to lead productive lives. Rader is the first woman to reach the rank of Chief for a career department in the State of West Virginia. She holds a Regents bachelor of arts degree from Marshall University and an associate's degree of science in nursing from Ohio University. She holds many fire service certifications and is also a fire and EMS instructor in the State of West Virginia. Since November 2014, Rader has been serving as a member of the Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy. The purpose of this task force is to address drug addiction in Huntington and the surrounding communities and create a holistic approach involving prevention, treatment and law enforcement. Rader recently came to national prominence after the release of the short documentary Heroin(e) by Netflix in September 2017. In April 2018, she was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World." If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping us get to a new listener. For show notes and past guests, please visit https://www.christopherategeka.com/gratitribe Become a patron and support our creative work: https://www.patreon.com/chrisategeka Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please send us some love here https://www.christopherategeka.com/contact Follow us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisategeka Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/chrisategeka PODCAST Links / Handles / Contact info: Podcast Link: www.christopherategeka.com/gratitribe Instagram: @Gratitribe Twitter: @Gratitribe Facebook Page: Gratitribe Podcast Email / Contact info: Gratitribe@gmail.com Hashtags: #gratitribe #gratitude #podcast #podcastsofinstagram #chrisategeka --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christopher-ategeka/support


8 Sep 2020

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In the opioid crisis, here's what it takes to save a life | Jan Rader

TED Health

As a fire chief and first responder, Jan Rader has spent her career saving lives. But when the opioid epidemic hit her town, she realized they needed to take a brand-new approach to life-saving. In this powerful, hopeful talk, Rader shows what it's like on the front lines of this crisis -- and how her community is taking an unusual new approach to treating substance-abuse disorder that starts with listening.


2 Jan 2019

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O que é preciso para salvar uma vida na crise de opioides | Jan Rader

TEDTalks Saúde

Como chefe dos bombeiros e socorrista, Jan Rader dedicou sua carreira a salvar vidas. Mas, quando a epidemia de opioides chegou à cidade dela, ela percebeu que era preciso uma abordagem totalmente nova para salvar vidas. Nesta palestra poderosa e esperançosa, Rader mostra como é estar na linha de frente dessa crise e como a comunidade dela está adotando uma nova abordagem incomum, que começa com o escutar, no tratamento do transtorno do abuso de substâncias.


2 Jan 2019

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약물 중독의 위기에서, 생명을 구하기 위한 방법 | 잰 레이더(Jan Rader)

TEDTalks 건강

잰 레이더는 소방대원으로서 그리고 응급처치요원으로서, 생명을 구하는 일을 하고 있습니다. 그러나 오피오이드(약물 중독) 문제가 그녀의 마을을 습격하면서, 그녀는 생명을 구하기 위해 완전히 새로운 방법을 통한 접근이 필요하다고 깨달았습니다. 그녀는 강력하고, 희망적인 이야기를 통해서, 이 위기의 최전방에서의 상황이 어떤지를 보여주고 있습니다. 그리고 그녀가 속한 공동체가 어떠한 새롭고 특별한 방법으로 과다물질사용장애를 대응하는지 들어보겠습니다.


2 Jan 2019

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Dans la crise des opioïdes, voici ce qu'il faut pour sauver une vie | Jan Rader

TEDTalks Santé

En tant que chef des pompiers, Jan Rader a passé sa carrière à sauver des vies. Mais quand l'épidémie des opioïdes a touché sa ville, elle a réalisé qu'ils devaient avoir une toute nouvelle approche pour sauver des vies. Dans cette intervention puissante et encourageante, elle montre ce qu'il en est d'être aux premières loges de cette crise, et comment sa communauté est en train d'adopter une nouvelle - mais inhabituelle - approche pour traiter les troubles liés à la toxicomanie, une approche qui commence par l'écoute.


2 Jan 2019

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Lo necesario en la crisis de los opioides para salvar una vida | Jan Rader

TEDTalks Salud

Como jefa de bomberos y socorrista, Jan Rader ha pasado su carrera salvando vidas. Pero cuando la epidemia de opioides golpeó su ciudad, se dio cuenta de que tenían que adoptar un enfoque completamente nuevo para salvar vidas. En esta charla poderosa y esperanzadora, Rader muestra cómo se siente en las líneas del frente de esta crisis, y cómo su comunidad está adoptando un nuevo enfoque inusual para tratar el trastorno de abuso de sustancias que comienza con la escucha.


2 Jan 2019

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S4 Bonus Ep. 7: Jan Rader

Feminist Crush

Jan Rader became Huntington, West Virginia’s first female fire chief in 2017. Jan was featured in 2017’s Oscar-nominated documentary short Heroin(e) for her work in to confront the opioid epidemic in Huntington. She is also a board member of Fairness West Virginia, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization. In 2018, Jan was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.


2 Nov 2018

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Damn Near Retirement (yeah right!) with Jan Rader

Damn Near

Jan Rader, Chief of the Huntington Fire Department and one of three women featured in the Academy Award nominated documentary Heroin(e), talks to me about her job, how she and others are tackling the opioid epidemic in Huntington and beyond, and all this crazy attention she's getting as a "movie star." Opening song by Sarah J. Storer; graphic design by Kristin J. Steele; production and technical assistance by Kelley Altizer. "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys (fair use) closes out the show.


27 Feb 2018