Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

There is life after addiction. Most people recover

Saturday, January 15, 2022

America is facing a deadly drug epidemic, but there is hope. Research shows 75% of people with addiction survive and go on to live full lives, especially if they get good treatment.

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While addiction is deadlier than ever, research shows most Americans heal

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The U.S. is facing the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in its history, but there is hope. Research shows most people with addiction do survive and recover, especially when they get quality treatment.

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U.S. women's ski jumpers won't compete in the Beijing Olympics. They failed to qualify

Friday, January 07, 2022

Women's ski jumpers fought for more than a decade to compete in the Olympics. Now the U.S. women's team has failed to qualify for Beijing.

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New York jury finds Teva Pharmaceuticals liable in the opioid crisis

Thursday, December 30, 2021

A jury in New York has found Teva Pharmaceutical liable for fueling the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.

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More than a million Americans have died from overdoses during the opioid epidemic

Thursday, December 30, 2021

New research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found roughly 932,000 fatal overdoses from 1999-2020. Preliminary data shows another 100,000 deaths this year.

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Americans fume as the pandemic scrambles New Year's Eve celebrations again

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Skyrocketing COVID-19 case rates have caused officials In New York City and elsewhere to scale back their New Year's Eve celebrations. Around the country, people are facing tough decisions.

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New York officials warn of a rise in the number of kids being hospitalized for COVID

Monday, December 27, 2021

New York state officials are saying the total number of kids in hospital because of COVID has surged nearly over the last two weeks as the omicron wave grows.

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New York eases quarantine rules for essential workers as omicron hits key industries

Friday, December 24, 2021

The number of new COVID cases in New York doubled in just three days. State officials say the impact of the winter omicron surge on the workforce is already being felt.

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An Idaho sheriff faces calls to resign after allegedly aiming a gun at church teens

Friday, December 24, 2021

Sheriff Craig Rowland faces felony criminal charges following the incident. Critics say he also used racist language to describe members of Idaho's Shoshone-Bannock tribal community.

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Judge rejects Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement that would protect Sackler family

Friday, December 17, 2021

A federal judge has overturned the $4.5 billion settlement between Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, and the Sackler family, that would have protected the family from litigation of their own.

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Judge overturns settlement that protected the Sackler family from opioid lawsuits

Thursday, December 16, 2021

A federal judge has overturned a bankruptcy settlement worth more than $4 billion which granted immunity from opioid lawsuits to members of the Sackler family who own the company that makes Oxycontin.

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How children who survived Kentucky's deadly tornadoes are coping with the aftermath

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The tornadoes that raked across Kentucky killed dozens, injured hundreds and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes. The impacts are immeasurable and for kids, in particular, it's a difficult time.

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In Kentucky towns slammed by tornadoes, weary residents are picking up the pieces

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thousands of people lost their homes and businesses in the tornadoes that tore through Kentucky last week. Now, residents are sorting out how to move forward and whether or not to rebuild.

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People in Kentucky are picking up the pieces in small towns hit by tornadoes

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thousands of people lost their homes and businesses in the tornadoes across Kentucky. Now, residents are sorting out how to move forward and whether or not to rebuild.

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Kentucky crews search painstakingly for 109 people missing after deadly tornadoes

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Gov. Andy Beshear said at least 74 people died statewide. The search for survivors has been slow going. Teams must move carefully and methodically as they pick through the rubble of demolished homes.

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The federal government responds after deadly weekend tornadoes

Monday, December 13, 2021

Days after tornadoes left dozens dead in the central U.S., the search for the missing is moving slowly. Tornadoes tore through Kentucky and five other states Friday night.

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You don't have to drink to celebrate the holiday season

Saturday, December 11, 2021

If you think alcohol is problematic for you, or want to avoid drinking too much, or just aren't the biggest drinker, here are some strategies for navigating end-of-year celebrations.

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How to manage when, if or how much you'll drink this holiday season

Friday, December 10, 2021

Alcohol use is up, and more people are at risk. Experts say it's important to not scold oneself while choosing when, if or how much to drink.

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New York City allows the nation's 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio says these overdose prevention centers will "protect the most vulnerable people" in New York City. Similar efforts in other U.S. cities face legal challenges.

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New York, hit hard by the first COVID-19 wave, prepares for omicron variant

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

New York has already declared a state of emergency ahead of the expected arrival of the latest coronavirus variant — to try to corral its spread.

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