November 5, 2019
Reporting from America’s Economic Margins: Beth Macy discusses the unraveling of rural America. Her most recent book, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America, unpacks one of the most intractable social problems of our time: the opioid crisis. This book is set against a landscape of job loss, corporate greed and stigma, along with the families and the first responders who are heroically fighting back. A longtime reporter who specializes in outsiders and underdogs, Macy has won more than a dozen national journalism awards.