This is the third episode of our five-part series on the Showtime original program “The TRADE,” a docu-series providing a front row seat to the opioid epidemic through the eyes of those most affected: the growers and cartel bosses, addicts and their families and law enforcement. In this episode, once again veteran documentary producer Pagan Harleman, who serves as executive producer of The TRADE, offers her insights and the backstories behind episode 3.
Following the introduction to today’s episode from Pagan, we hear from Family Coach, Robin Star, who provides insight and analysis of the family dynamics that play out in episode 3 between John, an addict in Atlanta who we meet in this episode and his sister and father. Later, we’re introduced to the nation’s first opioid court by Judge Craig Hannah from Buffalo New York. We conclude this episode with US Senator Rob Portman who offers hope for stopping the flow of illicit drugs into our country.
Listen as Greg explores the stories behind episode 3 of The TRADE and profiles people, places and things making a difference in the opioid epidemic.