Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones

journalist and author of “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth”

Guest

Los Angeles-based Sam Quinones is a journalist, and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. He spent 10 years living and reporting from Mexico, where he authored two books about the country and Mexican immigration. He spent another 10 years at the Los Angeles Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, street gangs and neighborhoods. His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.

 

Sam Quinones on KCRW

Today’s Skid Row results from a series of court decisions, the evaporation of mental health services, and a growing scourge of cheap and highly-addictive drugs.

Cheap drugs and court decisions created today’s Skid Row

Today’s Skid Row results from a series of court decisions, the evaporation of mental health services, and a growing scourge of cheap and highly-addictive drugs.

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Journalist Sam Quinones talks about his new book, “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth."

How fentanyl and meth exploded nationwide and led to more mental illness, homelessness, and deaths

Journalist Sam Quinones talks about his new book, “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New estimates from the CDC show another increase in overdose deaths last year -- to a record 72,000.

The opioid death toll, and why fentanyl has become the drug of choice for Mexican drug cartels

New estimates from the CDC show another increase in overdose deaths last year -- to a record 72,000.

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