Main Street Rising

“Main Street Rising” premieres Monday, June 3, 8pm on WSKG TV

Brian Frey’s newest documentary, Main Street Rising, chronicles the history, successes, and struggles of several Southern Tier communities, including Corning, Elmira, Watkins Glen, and Owego, and how they are now approaching the revitalization of their downtowns. The program will debut on WSKG TV Monday, June 3, 8:00pm.  

Listen to Bill Snyder’s interview of filmmaker Brian Frey.  

Supporters Sue To Open Safe Injection Site In Philadelphia, Citing Religious Freedom

A nonprofit group in Philadelphia is fighting in court to be allowed to open the first facility in the country for people to use illegal opioids under medical supervision. The group, called Safehouse, has the backing of local government, yet faces a legal challenge from federal prosecutors. The idea of supervised injection sites is to offer people a space where they can use drugs under the supervision of trained medical staff, who are prepared with the overdose-reversal drug naloxone. Such sites supply clean needles and other supplies, but users bring their own drugs. After people are finished taking drugs, staff can talk to them about accessing treatment, legal counseling, housing and other social services.

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