Oct 24 • 26M

Fighting to Stop the Fentanyl Crisis with Finesse Moreno-Rivera

 
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Chris Spangle
Politics is too personal for black and white thinking. Listen as regular people talk about big issues to help you understand the news to encourage you to serve the people in your life to affect change instead of seeking political solutions. Serve Your Circle. We cover news, culture, nonprofits and charity, history, libertarianism and nonviolence, faith, public policy, communication and podcasting, and more. Chris Spangle is the host of the Chris Spangle Show, History of Modern Politics, and Liberty Explained, podcasts on the We Are Libertarians network. He is also the co-host of the Patdown podcast, a comedy podcast with comedians Ms. Pat and Deon Curry. Chris Spangle has been podcasting since 2007, and now teaches podcasting at PodcastingAndPlatforms.com. He also hosts the public affairs radio show “We Thought You Might Like To Know...” on Indiana radio stations which focuses on nonprofits.
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For the second year in a row, the life expectancy of Americans dropped sharply. While COVID played the larger role, Fentanyl contributed as well. Last year was a record year for overdose deaths with an estimated 107,622, CDC says, an increase of 15% from the previous year, and 70% of fatalities were from the synthetic opioid. Especially hard hit were communities of color. According to statnews.com, "Black Americans lost 0.7 years between 2020 to 2021, and American Indian and Native Americans saw the largest loss of life expectancy of all — 1.9 years less than 2020’s life expectancy, and 6.6 years less than 2019’s."

Finesse Moreno-Rivera is an expert in Criminal Justice Reform and research analysis. Moreno-Rivera has worked with federal and state institutions such as the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI. She is a Young Voices contributor. She joins me to give three actions we could take right now to save lives.

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