This week the NYPD fired the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. The move came five years after Garner’s death. What the case says about the state of police accountability.
We’re losing an entire generation: That’s how many have described the magnitude of the opioid addiction crisis we face in this country. A researcher and the director of a drug abuse treatment clinic offer their perspectives on what’s happening and efforts to reverse the trend. Then, what we can learn about political polarization and compromise from a new play about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
- Dr. Andrew Kolodny Co-director, opioid policy research, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, executive director, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing,and former chief medical officer, Phoenix House Foundation
- Stephanie Bergeron Executive director, Serenity Place, Manchester, NH
- Edward Gero Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner actor; currently playing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the play "The Originalist"
- John Strand Playwright; his play "The Originalist" is currently running at Arena Stage in Washington, DC
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