Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

The White House unveils a new system to track and better prevent opioid overdoses

Thursday, December 08, 2022

The Biden administration will use data from EMS first responders to track overdoses. The focus will be on improving response to a public health crisis that kills more than 100,000 Americans annually.


Former President Donald Trump's company is found guilty of criminal tax fraud

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Trump and his company have repeatedly faced criminal investigations but this case marks the first time his company has been charged, tried, and convicted on criminal charges.


How one artist took on the Sacklers and shook their reputation in the art world

Monday, December 05, 2022

A new documentary All The Beauty and the Bloodshed tells the story of Nan Goldin, a photographer and activist who survived opioid addiction — then challenged members of the Sackler family.


Biden administration says it is making progress slowing the rate of fentanyl deaths

Saturday, December 03, 2022

There were a record number of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2021. The Biden administration says it is making progress slowing the rate of deaths linked to fentanyl.


Republicans won House seats in blue New York. Those wins could help shape Congress

Saturday, December 03, 2022

A relative red wave in New York U.S. House races helped tip the balance of power in Congress. But several winners were moderate Republicans with little appetite for far-right provocation.


New York moderate Republicans could struggle if the GOP takes up the far-right agenda

Friday, December 02, 2022

A red wave in New York House races helped tip the balance of power in Congress. But a new class of moderate Republicans could struggle if GOP leadership takes up a far-right agenda.


In close races, Republicans attack Democrats over fentanyl and the overdose crisis

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Many Republicans have recast the debate over drugs and fentanyl as a crime and border security problem. Often their attacks are based on conspiracy theories and discredited ideas about addiction.


Republicans recast drugs and fentanyl as a crime and border security problem

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Ahead of the midterms, Republicans have recast the debate over drugs and fentanyl addiction as a crime and border security problem.


As drug deaths surge, one answer might be helping people get high more safely

Saturday, October 15, 2022

In Canada, a growing network of clinics helps active drug users get high more safely. Many public health experts want similar "harm reduction" programs in the U.S., where drug deaths have surged.


Is 'rainbow fentanyl' a threat to your kids this Halloween? Experts say no

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning that drug dealers are marketing rainbow-colored fentanyl to kids. Many drug experts say that's likely not happening.


Officials face questions over the late evacuation order in Florida's Lee County

Monday, October 03, 2022

Questions have been raised about the decision by Lee County officials to delay mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Ian's landfall. Did that decision contribute to the rising death toll?


New York's attorney general sues Trump and 3 of his children for alleged fraud

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

AG Letitia James is seeking $250 million in damages and to bar Trump and his children from conducting business in New York state, where they built their fortune.


J&J tried to block lawsuits from 40,000 cancer patients. A court wants answers

Monday, September 19, 2022

Critics say a legal maneuver by one of the world's wealthiest corporations could set a precedent, allowing non-bankrupt companies and rich individuals to avoid liability for wrongdoing.


Inside Ottawa's ambitious experiment to reduce drug overdoses

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Doctors, pharmacists and frontline health workers have created a safety net for active drug users in Ottawa Canada that aims to slow the rate of fatal overdoses by helping people get high more safely.


Controversial harm reduction strategies appear to slow drug deaths

Thursday, September 15, 2022

U.S. public health experts are studying Canada's harm reduction programs which include supervised injection sites and legally prescribed drugs that people with addiction can use to get high.


Facing state fraud charges in N.Y., Bannon is expected to turn himself in Thursday

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

The right-wing strategist and podcaster was pardoned on federal fraud charges by Trump. He now faces charges in state court that he ripped off conservative donors.


California Gov. Newsom vetoes public safe drug-use clinics as overdoses surge

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

California lawmakers approved a bill allowing clinics where people could use street drugs under medical supervision to reduce the risk of overdoses. The governor argued it could make drug use worse.


Ukraine's ambulance crews, many of them volunteers, put their lives on the line

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The crews are working on the front lines to save soldiers wounded by Russian forces. For medics who are volunteers with little training, the danger and emotional costs are high.


CVS, Walgreens and Walmart ordered to pay $650 million for fueling opioid crisis

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

A federal judge has ordered CVS, Walgreens and Walmart to pay $650 million for helping to fuel the U.S. opioid crisis by selling and dispensing huge amounts of prescription pain pills.


In the 'gray zone' outside Kherson, Ukraine's soldiers pay a terrible price

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Ukrainian officials have vowed to retake the strategic city of Kherson. But the battlefield "gray zone," spanning more than 100 miles, is confusing — and danger can come in many forms.