Fresh Air Weekend: Soccer star Briana Scurry; The opioid industry as a “cartel”

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from previous weeks, as well as new program elements specially paced for the weekends. Our weekend show focuses on interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes clips from studio concerts. This week:

A brain injury interrupted Briana Scurry’s football career. That didn’t end his story: After a head injury left her in terrible pain and unable to work, the legendary goalkeeper had to pawn her Olympic medals. Scurry charts her path to recovery by My biggest save.

Tyshawn Sorey’s “Mesmerism” celebrates the daily miracle of the jazz rhythm trio: Each player in this trio approaches the rhythm spontaneously, without constant chaos. A casual adventure like this session makes for airy listening.

A new book chronicles how the American opioid industry operated like a drug cartel: Of them Washington Post Journalists say drug companies have worked with each other — as well as lawyers and lobbyists — to create laws to protect the industry. Their new book is American cartel.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

A brain injury interrupted Briana Scurry’s football career. That didn’t end his story

Tyshawn Sorey’s ‘Mesmerism’ Celebrates the Jazz Rhythm Trio’s Daily Miracle

New book chronicles how America’s opioid industry operated like a drug cartel

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