U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy called for a fundamental change in fighting America’s opioid epidemic, saying that those struggling with addiction have a chronic illness and need treatment, along with counseling, compassion and support.
The Winter 2017 Real to Reel spotlights stories about a 16-year-old's long-ago journey to obtain a legal abortion in Japan; the risk over flawed safeguards for the U.S. nuclear arsenal; why members of minority communities face obstacles in joining clinical trials; and the battle within the war against opioids.
Our “Atomic Football” event was a night to think about the unthinkable, including nuclear proliferation and war, and the grim prospect of terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass destruction. But there was also a ray of hope—the role entertainment can play in raising public awareness.