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#171 Chalino Sanchez, Oaxaca hoops with Sam Quinones

Living The Dream

Good friend Sam Quinones author of "From Another Mexico" is back on the podcast. Such a great storyteller and author I had to have him on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his book. 

1hr 24mins

12 Apr 2021

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Ep. 143 Drug Trafficking In America || Sam Quinones, Veteran Reporter

Real Leaders Podcast

Sam Quinones is a veteran reporter on immigration, gangs, and the border who lets us into the world of drug trafficking and addiction in America. In today’s Episode, Quinones reveals shocking information about the rise of fentanyl, whether or not a border wall decreases trafficking, and the leadership needed to abstain from an addicted society. Watch: https://youtu.be/PPdY6aa9wMg


7 Nov 2020

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On this episode of Profiles, we feature two conversations about the history, and the consequences of the opioid crisis in America.

21 Jun 2020

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Journalist and Author Sam Quinones

WFIU: Profiles Interviews

On this episode of Profiles, we feature two conversations about the history, and the consequences of the opioid crisis in America.

21 Jun 2020

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The Truth About The Opioid Epidemic | Sam Quinones | Episode 91

Mighty Parenting | Raising Teens | Parenting Young Adults

The opioid epidemic impacts families across the country regardless of race, religious beliefs and socio-economic background. But what does this mean for your family? How did it get started? Are parents adding to the problem? How can we keep our teens safe? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler chats with Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, to understand how the opioid epidemic is impacting our teens and what parents need to do.  Our Guest: Sam Quinones Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com Our Sponsor: Ecree - On-demand virtual writing tutor for students Support this podcast at MightyParenting.com/support


14 Oct 2019

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12 - Sam Quinones: America’s Opiate Addiction

A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, and author of the enthralling book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Dreamland won a National Book Critics Circle award for the Best Nonfiction Book of 2015, and was selected as one of the Best Books of 2015 by Amazon.com, Slate.com, the Daily Beast, Buzzfeed, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Entertainment Weekly, and Audible. Sam lived in Mexico for 10 years as a freelance writer before returning to the U.S. to cover immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs for the LA Times. Wait till you hear how this crime reporter became an expert on opioids. Visit A Second Opinion's website here: https://asecondopinionpodcast.com/ Engage with us on social media at: Facebook Twitter Instagram


7 Oct 2019

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Opioids in America with Sam Quinones

Heinz Radio

Welcome to this week's episode of Heinz Radio with host, Eugene Leventhal. Back in April, Sam Quinones came to CMU's campus to give a talk as part of the University Lecture Series. Sam is a journalist and author of the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic - a really engaging read despite how heavy the topic is. We were excited to get to talk to Sam about the book and about how synthetic opioids were present when he was researching for it. We started the interview talking about two of his forthcoming projects - a young adult version of Dreamland and a new project focusing on synthetic opioids. It was interesting to hear Sam's perspective on policy and legislative responses that we've seen to the crisis and to have him comment about how drug trafficking relates to the immigration debate. We really enjoyed the conversation with Sam and I hope you enjoy the interview. Sam's website Dreamland


15 Jul 2019

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ACEP Frontline - Emergency Medicine

Today, on "ACEP Frontline", it's the episode you've been waiting for! Award winning journalist and author, Sam Quinones, talks with Dr. Ryan Stanton about his revolutionary book, "Dreamland". You absolutely cannot miss this narrative about how the opioid epidemic unfolded and where we are headed as a country in crisis.http://www.samquinones.com/books/dreamland/


20 May 2019

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Has The Opioid Crisis Peaked? Sam Quinones

How Do We Fix It?

The opioid and heroin epidemic has caused massive destruction suffering and pain. After rising for many decades, America’s life expectancy rate has dropped for the past two years in a row. Nearly 50 thousand Americans last year were the victims of opioid overdose deaths--twice the rate of other wealthy nations.But now, because of impressive initiatives to tackle the crisis, there are small glimmers of hope. The death-rate might be starting to fall. This month, a New York Times report highlighted a plunge in fatal overdoses in Dayton, Ohio, which had one of the highest rates in 2017.Among the possible solutions we hear about is GROW, a local effort that dispatches teams of social workers, medics, police officers and recovery experts to the homes of people who've overdosed.  We also discuss the FDA's approval of the controversial synthetic opioid, Dsuvia, to treat cases of extreme pain, and the recent passage of a bipartisan bill to fight the epidemic.For this episode, we include last year's "How Do We Fix It?" interview with journalist Sam Quinones, author of the highly praised book, "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Nov 2018

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Podcast #56 Sam Quinones Speaks About his Award-Winning Book, Dreamland

Coming Up for Air — Families Speak to Families about Addiction

Sam Quiñones researched and wrote the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. In this episode, Annie has the privilege of speaking with Sam, who shares his rich experiences writing the book - from researching Mexican cartel trafficking, to meeting dealers in prisons who were open and raw with their stories, to getting to know the family members impacted by a Loved One's addiction. Sam paints a vivid picture of how the closing of community pools such as Dreamland (the books namesake) in Portsmouth, Ohio contributed to the gathering storm of what has become our country's worst drug epidemic in history. Hearing Sam feels like listening to an old friend describe years of family and community stories that hit right to the heart of all of us. Dreamland is a book everyone should read, and this is an episode everyone should hear!!A membership at Allies in Recovery brings you into contact with experts in the fields of recovery and treatment for drug and alcohol issues. Our learning platform introduces you to CRAFT and guides you through the best techniques for unblocking the situation. Together we will move your loved one towards recovery. Learn more here: https://alliesinrecovery.net/#benefits

1hr 7mins

10 Nov 2018