German Lopez claims to cover “criminal justice, drug policy, and LGBTQ issues.” And he does so in the way only a pompous inexperienced recent graduate of a mediocre journalism program at a mediocre school can.
It’s expensive maintaining the largest prison population on the entire planet, but we’ve managed to do it for several decades. German Lopez, senior correspondent at Vox, joins Heaton to talk about criminal justice reform and how the 2020 candidates stack up on drug policy and sentencing.
For the first time, federal prosecutors have brought drug trafficking charges against pharmaceutical executives. It's one way to fight the opioid crisis. Vox's German Lopez went to Vermont in search of another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Let's do lunch! And talk Oxy! A new study suggests a correlation between aggressive marketing and opioid overdoses. The timing isn't great for Purdue Pharma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices