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Gun Violence in America / Gun Culture 2.0 / S3 E4

11/8/2018
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Why do people own guns and how do they use them? What do guns mean to the people who own them? and to those who don’t? And is there anyone who can help bridge those worlds? Guests: David Yamane, Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University, and an expert on Gun Culture 2.0 and the rise of guns as tools for self-defense; Kevin Creighton, a gun enthusiast and writer for Ricochet.com, NRA Family and Shooting Illustrated; and Chris Marvin, former army officer, Black Hawk helicopter pilot,...

Duration:00:28:03

Gun Violence in America / Guns & Honor / S3 E3

10/25/2018
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What is honor? When is it OK to use violence? And how do these ideas influence regional attitudes about guns and our nation’s laws? Guests: Eric Ruben, Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law, and an expert on weapons law and the Second Amendment; Dov Cohen, Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an expert on honor, dignity and face cultures; Ryan P. Brown, Managing Director for Measurement...

Duration:00:22:37

Gun Violence in America / A Uniquely American Compromise / S3 E2

10/11/2018
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Where does our Second Amendment come from? English law, like so many of our other laws? Or is it a uniquely American compromise? Guests: Lois Schwoerer, Professor Emerita of History at George Washington University and Scholar-in-Residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library; Carl Bogus, Professor of Law at Roger Williams University; and Alex Trimble Young, an expert on transnational settler colonialism at Arizona State University.

Duration:00:21:53

Gun Violence in America / An Unlikely Friendship / S3 E1

9/27/2018
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It's hard to imagine finding common ground on the problem of gun violence. In the 1990s, Dr. Mark Rosenberg and former Congressman Jay Dickey (R-AR) were "arch enemies." But over time, the "curly-haired, liberal, Jewish kid" and the "lifelong NRA member" became good friends. Science helped them bridge the gap, and together they proposed a way forward: a way to balance gun safety... and gun rights. Guest: Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health, and the...

Duration:00:25:05

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Religion, Responsibility, Blame & Shame / S2 E13

7/12/2018
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Is drug use immoral? Can religious leaders and communities help people recover from addiction? And can we hold people responsible without blame and shame? Guests: Pastor Steve Gallimore, Tennessee Valley Community Church; Kayla Kalel, in recovery from opioid addiction and a volunteer for Young People in Recovery; Bill Kinkle, health care provider who's in recovery from opioid addiction; Father Luis Barrios, Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz and co-founder of St. Ann's Corner of...

Duration:00:34:05

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Can we sue our way out of the opioid crisis? / S2 E12

6/12/2018
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Is anyone to blame for the opioid overdose epidemic? Should we be going after white-collar criminals like pharmaceutical company executives, distributors and doctors? What can we learn from the lawsuits against Big Tobacco? And will suing Big Pharma help get us out of this crisis? Guests: David Courtwright, Professor of History at the University of North Florida; Joe Rice, a lead negotiator in the Big Tobacco, BP Oil Spill, 9/11 victims and asbestos manufacturer settlements; James Tierney,...

Duration:00:31:56

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / This Is America: Race and the War on Drugs / S2 E11

5/22/2018
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The U.S.'s unique history of slavery and race relations have played no small part in how we approach drug abuse and addiction differently from other developed countries—from the supposed “Negro cocaine fiends” of the early Jim Crow era… to the “law-and-order” politics that emerged, partly, in response to the race riots of the Civil Rights years… to “crack babies” in the '80s. But our history may, finally, be changing. Guests: Ekow Yankah, Professor of Law and Criminal Theory at Yeshiva...

Duration:00:30:03

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / What comes after you survive an overdose? / S2 E10

5/4/2018
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Naloxone can save the lives of drug users from deadly overdose, but what happens after someone survives an overdose? Does naloxone give users a false sense of security, encouraging them to use more? Guests: Jonathan Goyer, manager of Anchor MORE at the Providence Center, a drug recovery program, and advisor to the Rhode Island governor’s overdose taskforce; and Dr. Julie Donohue, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.

Duration:00:20:55

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Sharing Opana & Syringes in Small Town Indiana / S2 E9

4/20/2018
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Opioid abuse is affecting small towns across the U.S. in unprecedented ways. In 2015, Austin, Indiana was ground zero for one of the biggest HIV outbreaks in U.S. history -- the end result of sharing Opana and syringes. Guests: Bekki, a resident of Austin and mother to an injection drug user who got HIV; Dr. Will Cooke, the only doctor in Austin; Wayne Crabtree, Director of the Office of Addiction Services at Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness; and Dr. Carolyn Wester, the Medical...

Duration:00:29:20

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Drugs to *treat* addiction? (even heroin & hydromorphone) / S2 E8

3/15/2018
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Medications can play an important role in helping people recover from addiction. And sometimes, those medications can be the very drug they’re trying to quit. We talk about medication-assisted treatment -- from methadone and buprenorphine to heroin and hydromorphone. Guests: Dr. Mark Tyndall, Director of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control in Canada and TEDMED 2017 speaker; Paul Cherashore with the Philadelphia Overdose Prevention Initiative; and Dr. Barbara Broers, Director of...

Duration:00:28:51

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / A Safe Space to Use Drugs / S2 E7

2/21/2018
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What if we gave drug users a clean, safe place to use? out of the alleys and off the streets? Could that be the first rung on the ladder to recovery? Or would we be creating magnets for drug-related crime? Guests: Liz Evans, co-founder of Vancouver’s InSite, the first supervised consumption site in North America; Linda Rosenthal, New York State assembly woman representing the 67th district in Manhattan and TEDMED 2017 speaker; Patricia Sully a staff attorney for the Public Defender...

Duration:00:27:40

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Cops as social workers? / S2 E6

2/21/2018
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What if the criminal justice system emphasized housing and social services over crime and punishment? Guests: Amy Kroll, administrator for re-entry services in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Dr. João Castel-Branco Goulão, the national drug coordinator for Portugal and the architect of Portugal's drug policy; and Kris Nyrop, national support director for Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD).

Duration:00:26:27

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) / S2 E5

1/17/2018
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In the 1990s, researchers recruited 17,000 adults to answer questions about childhood stressors and trauma and their health. What does this groundbreaking research -- the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study -- show us about how to treat substance abuse? Guests: Phillip Fiuty, Coordinator for Harm Reduction Programs at Santa Fe Mountain Center, and in recovery from substance abuse; Dr. Daniel Sumrok, Director of the Center for Addiction Science at the University of Tennessee Health...

Duration:00:35:19

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Is there fentanyl in my drugs? / S2 E4

1/17/2018
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Could we save lives by offering drug users anonymous purity testing of their drugs for adulterants and dangerous cutting agents like fentanyl? Guests: Dr. Carl Hart, Chair of Psychology at Columbia University, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, and TEDMED 2014 speaker; Daan van der Gouwe, a researcher at the Trimbos Instituut in the Netherlands; Tino Fuentes, freelance harm reduction consultant,...

Duration:00:25:33

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / The Rise of Fentanyl / S2 E3

1/17/2018
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How has the rise of fentanyl led to a spike in drug overdose deaths? And why would anyone want to take or deal in such a deadly drug? Guests: Mark Kinzly, co-founder of the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative, staff member with the Austin Harm Reduction Coalition in Texas, board member for the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and former heroin user; Carole Rendon, former US attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and a partner at Baker Hostetler LLP; Dr. Thomas P. Gilson, medical...

Duration:00:30:00

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) / S2 E2

1/17/2018
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Is neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) -- babies whose mothers used opioids in pregnancy and who go into withdrawal after birth -- is another form of intergenerational violence? And how can a community stop the cycle? Guests: Lieutenant Debbie Richmond, specialist in child abuse investigations at the Bristol Tennessee Police Department; Lisa Carter, CEO of Niswonger Children's Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee; Ashlie Harrod, nurse educator with the Sullivan County Health Department in...

Duration:00:34:01

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Is addiction a brain disease? / S2 E1

1/17/2018
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Is addiction a brain disease? a moral failing or lack of willpower? or neither? And why does it matter? Guests: Prof. Owen Flanagan, expert on the philosophy of mind and psychiatry, ethics and moral psychology at Duke University, and in recovery from substance abuse; Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, and TEDMED 2014 speaker; Dr. Carl Hart, Chair of Psychology at Columbia University, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's...

Duration:00:30:15

The Opioid Overdose Crisis / Season 2 Trailer

1/17/2018
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Over the course of my career as a doctor, I’ve been committed to working with populations in greatest need. But when nearly every community in the country is afflicted with the same illness, and when old strategies aren’t working, it’s time for a new -- a radical, creative approach -- to the crisis. I’m Dr. Celine Gounder. On Season 2 of "In Sickness and in Health," I’m looking at the opioid overdose epidemic from a number of different and novel perspectives. Join me as we seek out the many...

Duration:00:00:39

Youth & Mental Health / Communication & Contagion / S1 E1

9/11/2017
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How do we communicate responsibly about depression and suicide without fueling contagion? During the 2016-2017 academic year, Columbia University was rocked by at least five student suicides. Guests: Jacqueline Basulto and Sean Ryan, Columbia University graduates; Dr. Dan Reidenberg, Executive Director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE); Jennifer Michael Hecht, historian, poet and author of "Stay: A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It."

Duration:00:32:26

Youth & Mental Health / Switch or Die: why trans teens are at such high risk for suicide / S1 E2

9/11/2017
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Why are LGBTQ youth at such high risk of depression, anxiety and suicide? Guests: Ed Tully, father of a transgender teen in Minnesota; Dr. Ximena Lopez, pediatric endocrinologist specializing in adolescent trans care at UT Southwestern Medical Center and TEDMED 2017 speaker.

Duration:00:34:22