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Monday, October 21, 2013

WNYC

On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, young people will come together online to discuss the prescription drug abuse epidemic. This live chat will allow teens from hot spots around the country to talk about their perspective on the problem, including New Mexico and Kentucky, both places with some of the highest prescription drug overdose rates in the nation.

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Specials

Reveal

Friday, October 04, 2013

Reveal is a new investigative program from the The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. In this pilot: an exclusive story about the volume and impact stemming from the VA's over-prescripton of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility. Hosted by Al Letson from State of the Re:Union and WJCT, Jacksonville.

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The Takeaway

CIR: Vets Dangerously Over Medicated by VA

Monday, September 30, 2013

According to a new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been over medicating veterans, which feeds addictions and contributes to a fatal overdose rate among VA patients. Joining us to discuss this is Aaron Glantz, a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting. 

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On Being

Nadia Bolz-Weber — Seeing the Underside and Seeing God: Tattoos, Tradition, and Grace

Thursday, September 05, 2013

She’s the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together.

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On Being

[Unedited] Nadia Bolz-Weber with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 05, 2013

She’s the tattooed, Lutheran pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, a church where a chocolate fountain, a blessing of the bicycles, and serious liturgy come together.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adventures in the South Pacific

Thursday, August 29, 2013

J. Maarten Troost recounts his adventures in the South Pacific, following in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Gilberts, and Samoa. His book Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story  chronicles his journey and his recovery from alcoholism.

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WNYC News

Push to Expand Gambling Prompts Addiction Concern

Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Yorkers have a chance to vote this November on whether there should be more gambling in the state. Those who treat people with gambling addictions say it will likely result in more problem gamblers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Pain Medication

Friday, August 02, 2013

This week we're following up on Please Explain: Pain to find out more about pain killers. Barry Meier, New York Times reporter and author of A World of Hurt: Fixing Pain Medicine’s Biggest Mistake, talks about how pain medications work, how over the counter analgesics compare to prescription pain killers, and the problems of pain killer addiction.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Poverty, Race and Addiction

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Carl Hart, associate professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University and the author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, talks about his own life and his work on the science of drug addiction.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Legal Weed: Addiction

Friday, May 10, 2013

A May series on marijuana continues with a look at addictionMark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington State, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2013) talks about the drug's effects and how legalization might address treatment.  He's joined by WNYC senior reporter Marianne McCune who talks about her piece on abuse and dependence of marijuana, as part of the "Weed Next Door" series.

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WNYC News

From Marijuana to the Medicine Cabinet: A Boy Who Couldn't Stop

Friday, May 10, 2013

WNYC

Jake’s life started out just right. He lived in a nice house on a nice block of the sophisticated New Jersey town of Montclair. His dad worked for the NFL, his mom a couple days a week in finance.  As long as Jake and his older brother did well, their parents weren’t overly concerned about a little partying here or there. Until Jake started to turn into someone they didn’t know.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Online Sales Tax; John Catsimatidis; Marijuana Addiction

Friday, May 10, 2013

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to require online retailers to collect state sales taxes if they make $1 million or more. We’ll hear about its status in the House and take calls from business owners. And a May series on marijuana legalization continues with a look at addiction and health. Plus: John Catsimatidis on his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor; a science journalist talks about making the decision to freeze her eggs; and the secret language of Craigslist real estate postings.

Micropolis

Micropolis: Images of Addiction in the Bronx

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

In this episode of Micropolis, WNYC's Arun Venugopal ventures into the home of Michael, a transsexual prostitute and heroin addict -- and, as you can hear in the segment above -- given to baking cookies for her guests.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Carol Burnett Remembers Her Daughter

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Carol Burnett talks about her late daughter and about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the pain and joy of her life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From the Middle East to the Lower East Side

Monday, April 08, 2013

Rayya Elias talks about her family fleeing political conflict in their native Syria when she was seven, and later moving to New York City at the height of the punk movement. Her memoir Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side charts four decades of a life lived in the moment, from addiction and homelessness to recovery and redemption.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Prizewinning biographer Blake Bailey talks about his new biography of Charles Jackson, the author of The Lost Weekend, the story of five disastrous days in the life of alcoholic Don Birnam, which was published in 1944 and was very successful. Jackson was a doting family man with two daughters, and was often industrious and sober, but he found it nearly impossible to write without pills or alcohol. Bailey’s book Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson looks at a writer whose life and work encapsulated what it meant to be an addict and a closeted gay man in mid-century America, and what one had to do with the other.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Bill and Judith Moyers

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bill Moyers and his wife Judith Moyers were on the Lopate Show with their son William C. Moyers to talk about confronting and treating William's addictions to drugs and alcohol and William's new book Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: William Cope Moyers

Monday, February 11, 2013

William C. Moyers came by with his parents, journalist Bill Moyers and Judith Moyers, to talk about confronting and treating William's addictions to drugs and alcohol. He's the author of the book Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Listen and Learn

Friday, February 08, 2013

On today’s show: Judith and Bill Moyers are joined by their son, William Cope Moyers, to discuss how families deal with addiction. Mike Daisey talks about his latest show, about how life on-line is influencing life off-line; he’ll also address the controversy surrounding his This American Life piece on Foxconn factories in China. Directors Jon Alpert and Matt O’Neill on the Academy Award-nominated short “Redemption,” about people who survive by collecting bottles and cans. Plus, Please Explain is all about the role hearing plays in shaping our memories and our brains.

The Leonard Lopate Show

William Moyers and His Parents on Addiction

Friday, February 08, 2013

As the survivor of multiple relapses and near-fatal experiences with his addiction to alcohol and other drugs, William C. Moyers knows what it’s like to desperately need a good treatment program but not know how to find one. He and his parents, journalist Bill Moyers and Judith Moyers, talk about their experience confronting William’s addiction and the journey through intervention, treatment, and recovery. William Moyers’ book Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery leads readers through recognizing when someone needs help, finding a quality treatment program, navigating the treatment process, and establishing a support system after treatment.

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