Opiates in America, How Migrant Laborers Fare Today

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Nearly a hundred families live at the Arvin camp during the summer harvest

Sam Quinones on how heroin became so incredibly ubiquitous in America today. Harrod Blank on the long 40-year journey to the theatrical release of his father Les Blank’s documentary, “A Poem is a Naked Person,” about Leon Russell, along with Maureen Gosling, Les Blank’s editor and close collaborator. Oscar-nominated director Debra Granik and the subject of “Stray Dog,” her documentary about Ron “Stray Dog” Hall. Gabe Thompson, a reporter for The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund, on revisiting Steinbeck’s California for his piece, “Bittersweet Harvest.”