Brian Mann

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Critics of forced drug treatment say it could lead to more fatal overdoses

Saturday, April 06, 2024

More people suffering from drug addiction are being forced into drug treatment and threatened with prison if they don't comply. Some say it's "tough love." Critics say it's unethical and ineffective.


An audio postcard from the mountains of Morocco

Monday, March 11, 2024

The High Atlas Mountains run east to west across central Morocco. They're some of the wildest, most remote places in North Africa. Here's an audio postcard from a trek in the area.


Why Oregon is recriminalizing even small amounts of illicit drugs

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Oregon's state legislature voted to reverse a measure that decriminalized personal drug use. What does the Oregon experiment and its likely overhaul mean in the wider context of the U.S. war on drugs?


Jury finds NRA executives including head Wayne LaPierre liable for corruption

Saturday, February 24, 2024

A New York jury says National Rifle Association executives, including longtime head Wayne LaPierre, are liable for mismanagement.


Jury finds three top executives of the NRA liable for corruption

Friday, February 23, 2024

A jury in Manhattan has found three top executives of the National Rifle Association liable for widespread corruption at the gun rights group. This is another blow for the conservative organization.


People in Kansas City, especially in the Hispanic community, adored Lisa Lopez-Galvan

Friday, February 16, 2024

People turned out for a vigil in Kansas City, Mo., to honor Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the 43-year-old mother, community leader and radio DJ who died at Wednesday's Super Bowl victory celebration.


Portugal's approach to the opioid epidemic is a flashpoint in U.S. fentanyl debate

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Portugal's focus on care and treatment over law enforcement and incarceration is widely viewed as a model for helping people recover from opioid addiction. But it's become a flashpoint in the U.S.


How Portugal got the number of fatal overdoses in the country to drop 80%

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Portugal has emerged as a promising international model for tackling a deadly drug and addiction crisis. The country has used a focus on health care and community support to save lives.


Following Russian doping decision, the U.S. has 9 new Olympic gold medalists

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Now that Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva received a four-year doping ban, the U.S. will receive its first-ever team gold medal in figure skating from the 2022 Beijing Olympics.


NRA corruption trial preview

Sunday, January 07, 2024

A civil trial in New York could further upend the National Rifle Association. The state alleges misuse of funds at the powerful group.


Unsealed court documents reveal names of men allegedly linked to Jeffrey Epstein

Thursday, January 04, 2024

New documents reveal the names of high profile men who associated with financier and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein before his suicide in federal prison in 2019.


Corruption trial could lead to the end of NRA leader Wayne LaPierre's career

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

Jury selection has begun in a civil trial that could mean the removal of the longtime leader of the National Rifle Association.


Fentanyl overdose deaths spark debate over treatment

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

As the drugs fentanyl and xylazine spread, 2023 emerged as a devastating year for Americans struggling with addiction.


While war in Gaza continues, support for Hamas is growing in the West Bank

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

While Israel aims to destroy Hamas so it can't attack again like it did on October 7, the group's popularity seems to be growing in the West Bank.


As the planet warms, a naturalist documents change

Monday, December 11, 2023

South African naturalist Adam Welz's new book, End of Eden, examines how networks of life are unraveling as climate change escalates.


Growing Israeli settler violence and army raids in the West Bank raise tensions

Saturday, December 09, 2023

While the war in Gaza continues, tensions are rising in the West Bank where there are ongoing raids by the Israeli military and warnings of a possible uprising among Palestinians.


SCOTUS will hear a case involving Purdue Pharma and how corporations escape bankruptcy

Sunday, December 03, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case, this week, with huge implications for the justice system. It involves the opioid settlement and the wealthy family behind OxyContin, the Sacklers.


The situation for Gaza hospitals remains grim after pause in fighting

Friday, December 01, 2023

Aid groups rushed medical supplies into Gaza during the temporary truce and evacuating some of the hospitals. But WHO says the situation for medical workers and patients remains catastrophic.


The fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has entered its 6th day

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The hostage-for-prisoner exchange is expected to continue on Wednesday. The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is dire and the military situation volatile.


Temporary ceasefire in Gaza extended ahead of another exchange of hostages

Monday, November 27, 2023

The temporary ceasefire in Gaza has been extended, as Israel and Hamas swaps of additional hostages and prisoners.