Ep.1560: The Opioid Epidemic and Ep.1561: So Happy Together

May 17, 2023
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Episode Description

Kathryn interviews Attorney Jeffrey B. Simon.Attorney & law professor Jeffrey B. Simon recently won an historic $1.8 billion settlement against Johnson & Johnson and other pharmaceutical giants that will go towards opioid harm reduction in the state of Texas. He will share how they are spending this settlement money and how this model should be replicated across America in order to fund intensive harm reduction programs to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic. Standing between large corporations and the harm their self-interested policies do to American consumers, Simon is also focused on protecting consumer rights and giving a greater voice to the importance of this struggle. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine every year for over fifteen years, and in 2020, was recognized as a Texas Trailblazer by Texas Lawyer. Simon also hosts the popular Outside Counsel podcast series.Kathryn also interviews Author Deborah K. Shepherd.As her stultifying marriage is unraveling, and in the midst of mourning the loss of her creative self, Caro Tanner has a nightmare about Peter, an old love whom she hasn’t seen in twenty years. She takes this as a sign he still needs her. With her three children safely off to summer camp, Caro embarks on a pre-Facebook, pre-cell phone road trip to recapture who she once was and what she thinks she once had. Set in the rock ‘n roll ‘60s of Tucson, Arizona—when Caro and Peter were kooky, colorful, and inseparable drama students—and in the suburban ‘80s, when Caro’s creative spark has been quenched to serve the needs of her husband and children, Author Deborah K. Shepherd explores the conundrum of love and physical attraction, creativity and family responsibilities, and what happens when they are out of sync. She was the director of a domestic violence program in central Maine. Her essays have been published by Herstry, Persimmon Tree, Women on Writing, and Women Writers, Women’s Books.

The Kathryn Zox Show

Wednesday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mic with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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