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Opioids, Finding Belonging in a Secular Age, Screen Cleaning

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Sep 15, 2017
  • 02:19:17

How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic (19:40) Robin Feldman is the Harry & Lillian Hastings Professor and Director of the Institute for Innovation Law at the University of California Hastings. She received a J.D. from Stanford Law School, graduating the Order of the Coif and receiving the Urban A. Sontheimer Award for graduating second in the class. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for people younger than 50. Opioid addiction is an epidemic that contributes significantly to those numbers, but is it possible that the pharmaceutical industry is partly to blame? Robin Feldman talks about how big pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic.  Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age (1:03:11) Katherine Ozment is an award-winning journalist and author of Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. Her book was recently awarded the first-place prize in the Religion News Association’s annual competition in the category of Excellence in Nonfiction Religion Books. Over the last decade, there has been a dramatic rise in religious disaffiliation across the United States. To help us understand why and how our guest Katherine Ozment spent three years observing, researching, and writing about the “Nones,” the shorthand term for those who check “None of the Above” when asked their religious affiliation. In recent years, that group has grown to twenty-five percent of the U.S. adult population (and thirty-nine percent of Millennials). Katherine Ozment's Grace Without God examines the forces, large and small, that have led so many people to leave religion, and then goes on to explore what they’re doing instead in terms of community, ritual, and sources of meaning.  Screen Cleaning (1:32:33) Jeff Simpson talks about movies and TV helping you find family friendly options. Show More...

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