#1170 Understanding the causes and cures of the opioid crisis

Air Date: 3–9-2018

Today we take a look at Trump's half-hearted and misguided attempt to address the opioid crisis as well as give some understanding to the history of opioids in the US, the multifaceted reasons why they're being abused at record levels and some ideas as to how to address the problem both humanely and effectively

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Trump's Opioid Response Ignores Real Solutions - @TheRealNews - Air Date 10-26-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  These Times - The Pine Barrens

Ch. 4: Act 2: Opioid addiction in America - BackStory - Air Date 5-12-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Our Fingers Cold - K2

Ch. 6: Act 3: Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart People Are Dying in Opioid Crisis Because of Politicians’ Ignorance - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 10-27-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Vibrant Canopy - Origami

Ch. 8: Act 4: The missing context of the escalating potency of opioid drugs - The Dig - Air Date 10-23-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Waterbourne - Algea Fields

Ch. 10: Act 5: How Trump's opioid emergency measures come up short - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-3-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle

Ch. 12: Act 6: The psychology and ideology of addiction and treatment - Economic Update - Air Date 1-12-18


Ch. 13: Understanding multi-layered fears - Steve from Tampa, FL

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent

Ch. 14: Final comments on Steve’s homework and a tease for a bonus clip on the other opioid crisis

BONUS CLIP: Are We Missing a Bigger Opioid Crisis? - The Inquiry - Air Date 12-7-17

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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