School & District Management

Hillbilly Elegy Author J.D. Vance on Poverty and the Opioid Epidemic (Video)

By Carmen Rojas — January 06, 2017 1 min read

Education Week recently reported on the opioid epidemic, and how schools are supporting affected students, for the PBS NewsHour. For more insight on the issue, correspondent Lisa Stark spoke with J.D. Vance, author of the bestseller Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Vance grew up in southeastern Ohio in a family battling addiction and violence, but ultimately made it to Yale Law School. He discusses poverty, the opioid epidemic, and education — and how those three issues intersect.

For the extended interview, listen to the audio podcast below:


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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.