5.24.17: Spring Picks

May 24, 2017

It's spring picks week on Word of Mouth. We've scoured our playlists to bring you some of the most powerful audio we've heard in recent months. And we start with the story of a community gripped by the opioid epidemic, and how some locals are trying to stop it.

Plus we’ll hear what happens when Terry Gross switches roles and becomes the interviewee.

Links to all of today's picks can be found below.

Hannah McCarthy's Pick

From The GroundTruth Project and WGBH:

"The Fix: Chapter 1 - The History You Never Heard"

"The South Bronx, New York's poorest neighborhood, has been dealing with a deadly heroin epidemic for generations."

Logan Shannon's Pick

  The Longest Shortest Time - "Terry Gross on Not Having Kids"

"Tune in to this episode to hear this public radio icon talk about her decision to not have children, and how she sees herself as a feminist pioneer who paved the way for women to have careers, whether or not they are mothers. Oh yeah, and her recurring baby-related nightmare. There’s that, too."