Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Drug Companies Face Lawsuits From Opioid Crisis As They Respond To The Pandemic

Friday, August 07, 2020

As pharmaceutical companies face a tsunami of lawsuits and criminal probes stemming from the opioid epidemic, they are accused of using the coronavirus crisis to rehabilitate their image.

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Millions In East Coast Without Power For Days After Isaias Sweeps Through

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Millions of people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are without power as utilities struggle to repair grids damaged by Tropical Storm Isaias.

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NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Travelers From COVID-19 Hot Spots

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Checkpoints at major bridges, tunnels and other sites are meant to drive home the message that 14-day quarantine rules are mandatory for people returning from states with high infection rates.

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Despite Mask Wars, Americans Support Aggressive Measures To Stop COVID-19, Poll Finds

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Two-thirds of Americans believe the U.S. is handling the pandemic worse than other nations, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds. Majorities support more aggressive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Federal Judge Esther Salas Speaks Out About Deadly Attack On Her Family

Monday, August 03, 2020

Esther Salas is calling for reforms to keep judges and other court officials safe from attacks. "This is a matter of life and death," she said. Her son was killed at her home last month.

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New York Police Draw Anger After Plainclothes Officers Throw Woman Into Unmarked Van

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Online video shows men grabbing a woman during a demonstration and hauling her away in an unmarked van. Police said they arrested the woman on suspicion of damaging police cameras.

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NYPD Faces Criticism After Officers Arrest A Protester Using An Unmarked Van

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A street activist's arrest during a protest in Manhattan went viral on social media and has drawn condemnation. It was compared to the detentions of the protesters by federal agents in Portland, Ore.

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Fatal N.J. Shooting By 'Anti-Feminist' Raises Questions About Protection Of Judges

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Attacks such as the one that left Judge Esther Salas' son dead are rare, but a report shows "threats and inappropriate comments" against federal court workers increased fourfold since 2015.

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Attack In New Jersey Reminds Judges That Their Jobs Are Dangerous

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Judges across the U.S. face growing threats of violence. After the deadly attack on the family of a federal judge in New Jersey, experts say providing better security is a challenge.

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N.J. Federal Judge's Son Killed, Husband Injured By Gunman Dressed As A Delivery Man

Monday, July 20, 2020

A gunman dressed as a FedEx delivery man shot and killed the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas and wounded her husband Sunday afternoon at their home in New Jersey.

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How Medical Professionals Can Fix Opioid Overprescribing

Saturday, July 18, 2020

A rise in drug overdose deaths is putting doctors and dentists back under scrutiny for ignoring federal safety guidelines. Simple solutions could include prescribing weaker opioids or fewer pills.

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NPR Investigation: Opioids Are Still The King For Many Doctors, Dentists

Friday, July 17, 2020

The U.S. health care industry has begun reducing the use of high-risk opioid pain medications. But clinicians in many fields still prescribe large quantities of opioids, ignoring federal guidelines.

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Doctors And Dentists Still Flooding U.S. With Opioid Prescriptions

Friday, July 17, 2020

Forty Americans die every day from overdoses linked to prescription opioids, but researchers say many doctors and dentists still have a "prescribe and forget" attitude toward the medications.

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Medical Professionals Still Prescribing Dangerously High Amounts Of Opioids In U.S.

Friday, July 17, 2020

An NPR investigation found doctors and dentists are still prescribing large amounts of opioids, putting millions at risk of addiction, overdose and death.

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More States Require Masks In Public As COVID-19 Spreads, But Enforcement Lags

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Governors and mayors in some regions with rising COVID-19 counts have made masks mandatory in public places. But sometimes their own police refuse to enforce the mask rules.

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An Audio Postcard From New York's Adirondack Mountains

Monday, July 06, 2020

NPR's Brian Mann has been trail running in New York's Adirondack Mountains to manage stress during the coronavirus pandemic. He shares the sounds of the forest with listeners.

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Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For 2 Weeks

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The 14-day quarantine rule — which in some areas carries fines of up to $10,000 — is meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but enforcement varies from state to state.

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3 Northeastern States To Require Travelers To Self-Quarantine Upon Arrival

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut say they will require travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they come from states where COVID-19 is surging.

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NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Layoffs Because Of COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that without aid from Albany and Washington, as well as concessions from labor groups, every department would face unprecedented job cuts

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Cuomo To End Daily COVID-19 Briefings That Drew National Attention

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

For millions of Americans, the New York governor's appearances these past three months served as a counterpoint to President Trump's coronavirus briefings during the darkest days of the pandemic.

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