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Race, Class, and the Response to Today’s Heroin Epidemic

September 11, 2015
The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Marc Mauer appeared on WBUR's Here and Now to discuss race, class, and the response to today’s prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.

The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer appeared on WBUR’s Here and Now to discuss race, class, and the response to today’s prescription opioid and heroin epidemic with host Robin Young and former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke. In the late 1980s and ’90s, Mayor Schmoke was way out ahead on this issue, shocking people by advocating for decriminalizing the use of drugs, and for treating addiction as a public health crisis.

Listen below or on WBUR’s website.

 
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